The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the late Doctor Syntax: A Poem by the Author of the Three Tours.
London: R. Ackermann, at the Repository of Arts, 1822. Half calf, 9 1/2 inches tall. First edition. In a handsome Georgian half calf with gilt bands and fine gilt centre tooling. Pink speckled edges. In this great comic poem we learn of the adventures of Doctor Syntax's extraordinary son, Johnny. Thomas Rowlandson adds 24 superb hand coloured aquatints to illustrate those adventures further. There is a superficial stain on the spine and a previous owner's discrete stamp on the paste down endpaper and first blank. A good looking binding of the period with remarkable 'eyeball' endpapers.