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. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful binding by Riviere, expertly rebacked retaining the earlier boards. With gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. The armorial bookplate of Baron de Spon. 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.