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THE FIRST SECOND [AND] THIRD TOUR[S] OF DR SYNTAX
Combe, William.

THE FIRST SECOND [AND] THIRD TOUR[S] OF DR SYNTAX

In Search of the Picturesque; In Search of Consolation; In Search of a Wife; A Poem. George Routledge and Sons N.d. c.[1880].
Reprint of 9th Ed With New Plates. 272pp. In all 3 vols. 80 hand cold. plates by Rowlandson including frontiss. and additional t.ps. Very light marginal browning, marbled e.ps., contemporary gilt rule edged half morocco with marbled boards, gilt ruled raised bands with gilt ruled compartments and gilt lettering to spines, t.e.g., handsome set. ODNB ... Combining light-hearted satire of William Gilpin's theory of the picturesque in art with a central character modelled on Cervantes' Don Quixote and Henry Fielding's Parson Adams, Combe created a lovable eccentric whose misadventures on the road structure the Tour. For over a century the many editions and numerous imitations of the Tour attested to the popularity of Combe's humorous hero ...
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