ROWLANDSON’S “GREATEST SUCCESS AS AN ILLUSTRATOR”
[COMBE, William]. The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax. WITH: Poetical Sketches of Scarborough. London, 1813, 1820, 1821, 1813. Four volumes.
Early and first editions in book form of Combe's three-volume parody (First Tour third edition, Second and Third Tours first editions), profusely illustrated with two vignette title pages and 78 fine hand-colored aquatints by Rowlandson. Together with a second edition of Poetical Sketches of Scarborough, with a further 21 hand-colored aquatints, the four volumes uniformly and beautifully bound by Riviere & Son in full morocco-gilt. $4500.