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BEAUTIFUL LARGE FOLIO, WITH 76 HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS OF SCENERY ALONG THE THAMES

(BOYDELL, John and Josiah). [COMBE, William]. An History of the River Thames (Principal Rivers of Great Britain). London, 1794-96. Two volumes.

First edition, first issue, of this wonderful visual record of the River Thames, with 76 lovely folio hand-colored aquatints by Stadler after Farrington of prospects along the banks—including three very large folding plates—and a large folding map by John Cooke of “The Course of the River Thames from Its Source to the Sea.” An excellent copy in contemporary calf. $23,000.

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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.

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“UTMOST CANDOR”: SONNINI’S TRAVELS IN EGYPT, 1800, WITH 27 ENGRAVED PLATES

(EGYPT) SONNINI, Charles Sigisbert. Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt. London, 1800.

First quarto edition, published just one year after the octavo edition, complete with frontispiece portrait, folding map and 27 engraved plates of views, antiquities, zoology, botany and portraits. $2200.

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ROWLANDSON’S “GREATEST SUCCESS AS AN ILLUSTRATOR”

(ROWLANDSON, Thomas) [COMBE, William]. The Tour of Doctor Syntax. WITH: The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax. London, [1817], (1821). Two volumes.

Later edition of the First Tour and first edition of the Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, profusely illustrated with two vignette title pages and 54 fine hand-colored aquatints by Rowlandson, handsomely bound. $900.

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“DOCTOR SYNTAX’S RE-APPEARANCE IN SOCIETY, IN A COSTUME OF THE APPROVED MODERN CUT”

(FORRESTER, Alfred Henry) COMBE, William. Tour of Doctor Syntax. London, 1838.

First edition with the Forrester (“Crowquill”) illustrations, of the first of Combes’ famous parodies of the popular travel books of his day, with frontispiece, engraved title page, seven full-page plates and numerous in-text wood-engravings. $450.

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