The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax

COMBE, William. The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax: In Search of a Wife. London: R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, 1821. First edition. Illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson.

This volume is in very good condition. Half calf bound with marbled boards and a gilt-decorated spine and a slip case. The pages are also in very good condition, with very light tanning on the page edges. The contents include many exquisite Thomas Rowlandson colour plates.


William Combe



The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax Synopsis

The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax: In Search of a Wife 

All the Doctor Syntax books satirize the many eighteenth- and early 19th-century writers whose ‘tours’, ‘travels’, and ‘journeys’ were vehicles for sententious moralizing, uninspired raptures, and sentimental accounts of amorous adventures. On the third tour, Doctor Syntax is now concerned with his search for a wife.

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About William Combe

William Combe (25 March 1742 – 19 June 1823) was a British miscellaneous writer. He is chiefly remembered as the author of The Tours of Doctor Syntax, comic poems illustrated by artist Thomas Rowlandson’s colour plates.

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William Combe






Thomas Rowlandson




R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts