The Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of the Picturesque. [With:] The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Consolation. [With:] The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of A Wife. Original "miniature edition", first thus, 3 vols, 12mo, 13.5cm, Published by R. Ackermann, London, 1823.
Three hand-coloured frontispieces, two hand-coloured pictorial title-pages and (respectively) 29, 23 and 23 (75) other hand-coloured satirical inserted aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Modern blue half calf with marbled paper-covered sides, gilt leather labels, gilt extra and gold tops. Collates perfect and complete. A very good to fine set.
A reduced version of works published in octavo in 1812, 1820 and 1821; Tooley notes that "Fresh plates were re-engraved for this edition, one-third the size of the originals." Abbey. Life in England 269; Tooley 430.