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001 $ 06/4306
003 $ UK-LoRAA
005 $ 20200131184050.3
100 1 # $a Combe, William
245 1 4 $a The tour of Doctor Syntax in search of the picturesque, a poem
246 3 8 $a Spine title: The tour of Dr. Syntax to the Lakes
250 # # $a 2nd edition
260 # # $a London $b R. Ackermann's Respository of Arts $c 1812
300 # # $a iii, 275 p. : $b ill. ; $c 23 cm.
500 # # $a Colophon: Diggens, printer, St. Ann's Lane, London.
500 # # $a With hand-coloured plates from etchings by Thomas Rowlandson
500 # # $a The engraved title page carries no makers name. The frontispiece states "Rowlandson del." The following plates are numbered 1 to 29 and are "Design'd & Etch'd by Rowlandson." All plates carry the publication date of 1st May 1812.
520 2 # $a The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque is a story of a fictional, rural schoolmaster and pastor who attempts to make his fortune by going travelling, and then writing and illustrating a book about his experiences of quaint and unusual places.

The story is told in the form of verse, written by William Combe, a prolific English writer of miscellaneous prose and satirical verse, and illustrated with colour plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Combe wrote the text to elucidate the illustrations.

It was first published in 1809 in serial form in Rudolph Ackermann's The Poetical magazine as The schoolmaster's tour. The work was first collected into book form 'by popular demand' in 1812, and was reprinted a number of times during the following decades.

This collaboration of designer, author, and publisher went on to produce a further two 'Tours': The Second Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of Consolation (1820), and The Third Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of a Wife (1821).
562 # # $a Lacking p.iii of the Advertisement
700 1 # $a Rowlandson, Thomas $e draughtsman $e etcher
700 1 # $a Ackermann, Rudolph $e publisher