The Tour of Doctor Prosody, In Search of the Antique and Picturesque, Through Scotland, the Hebrides, the Orkney and Shetland Isles: Illustrated By Twenty Humourous Plates

The Tour of Doctor Prosody, In Search of the Antique and Picturesque, Through Scotland, the Hebrides, the Orkney and Shetland Isles: Illustrated By Twenty Humourous Plates

London: Matthew Iley, 1821. Williams, Charles (illustrator/engraver); 20 Hand-Colored Engravings / Plates (including frontispiece). First Edition. Full Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (tall). Good / No Jacket. Item #L061727

Slight wear to spine and covers (chiefly to extremities); slight rubbing and browning to covers (chiefly to edges); slight bumping to corners; spine and upper cover detached, with lower inner hinge over halfway started; ex-library markings (rubberstamp to rear free endpaper); tear to blank at rear (midsection); slight loosening and/or detaching of signatures (chiefly to preliminaries, at spine edges); slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to preliminaries and edges; generally unaffecting plates). [4], 251 pages + plates. Title on spine: Doctor Prosody's Tour; additional title page imprints: Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute, and W. Blackwood; Glasgow: W. Turnbull. 40 "chapters" of humorous verses in the style of Combe's "Doctor Syntax" tours, with an additional Caledonian twist; plus equally humorous "notes" at rear. Particularly noteworthy for the state of the color plates (in the style of Rowlandson's "Doctor Syntax" illustrations; all 20 present, in fairly bright condition overall). Halkett & Laing VI, 67; not located among Combe's titles in BMC (author's name not given on title page). Bound in full olive-green morocco, gilt-stamped and decorated spine with partly raised bands, covers ruled and decorated in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, brown endpapers, t.e.g., all edges trimmed. Sold "as is"

Price: $275.00

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