[Combe, William]

The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem, By the Author of the Three Tours

Published: R. Ackermann

Date: 1822

[2], 267pp, [1], later full morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces and central floral sprays, covers with triple fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, t.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Very minor rubbing to extremities, internally one or two instances of light off setting, but generally bright and clean. Most plates with later paper guards, but one or two without. With the final 'directions to binder' leaf, without the 'warning' slip as usual. Complete with twenty-four hand-coloured engravings. Zaehnsdorf binding with their stamp to lower pastedown, also a Foyle's bookseller label to lower pastedown

Bibliography
Tooley 413; Abbey Life (in parts) 268 and Grolier Rowlandson Catalogue 48

Illustrated
Twenty-four hand-coloured engravings

Condition
Very Good

Binding
Full Morocco

£600

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