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The Tours of Dr. Syntax
Written by William Combe with illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson

Original hand-coloured aquatint etchings between 150-190 years old!
From various editions between 1812 through circa 1855.

The Tours of Dr. Syntax were published many times over a period of about 80 years. Due to the nature of aquatint etchings, the plates were worn down over the years. Thus, the earlier prints, with much more detail and finer hand-colouring are generally more sought after. Our collection has etchings from the earlier editions as well as the later. Generally, the earlier edition prints will be more valuable than the later prints with less detail and more garish colouring. Below are the offerings from Darvill's Rare Prints' large collection of Dr. Syntax prints.

The sheet size of most the etchings is approximately 5.5 x 9 inches, though this does vary by edition.

The Second Tour of Dr. Syntax
Dr. Syntax in Search of Consolation
Dr. Syntax and his Counterpart
Dr. Syntax and his Counterpart
Probably an earlier impression, some light foxing
$55
Dr. Syntax and his Counterpart
Dr. Syntax and his Counterpart
Probably a slightly later impression
$45
Dr. Syntax and his Counterpart
Dr. Syntax and his Counterpart
Probably a slightly later impression
$45
Dr. Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife
Dr. Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife
Probably an earlier impression, some light foxing
$45
Dr. Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife
Dr. Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife
Probably a slightly later impression
$40
Dr. Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife
Dr. Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife
Probably a later impression
$20
Dr. Syntax at the funeral of his wife
Dr. Syntax at the funeral of his wife
Probably an earlier impression, some light foxing
$45
Dr. Syntax at the funeral of his wife
Dr. Syntax at the funeral of his wife
Probably a later impression
$25
Dr. Syntax and the Gypsies
Dr. Syntax and the Gypsies
Probably an earlier impression, some light foxing
Dr. Syntax and the Gypsies
Dr. Syntax and the Gypsies
Probably a later impression
$40
Doctor Syntax loses his wig
Doctor Syntax loses his wig
Probably an earlier impression
$60
The visit of Dr. Syntax to the Widow Hopefull at York
The visit of Dr. Syntax to the Widow Hopefull at York
Probably a later impression
$45
Dr. Syntax amused with Pat in the Pond
Dr. Syntax amused with Pat in the Pond
Probably an earlier impression
$60
Dr. Syntax amused with Pat in the Pond
Dr. Syntax amused with Pat in the Pond
Probably a later impression
$50
Dr. Syntax in the Glass-House
Dr. Syntax in the Glass-House
Probably an earlier impression, very light foxing
$60
Dr. Syntax in the Glass-House
Dr. Syntax in the Glass-House
Probably a later impression
$50
Dr. Syntax visits Eaton Hall, Cheshire
Dr. Syntax visits Eaton Hall, Cheshire
Probably an earlier impression, very light foxing
$65
Dr. Syntax visits Eaton Hall, Cheshire
Dr. Syntax visits Eaton Hall, Cheshire
Probably a later impression
$50
Dr. Syntax making his will
Dr. Syntax making his will
Probably an earlier impression, narrow bottom margin
$60
Dr. Syntax making his will
Dr. Syntax making his will
Probably a slightly later impression, marginal foxing
$50
Dr. Syntax making his will
Dr. Syntax making his will
Probably a later impression
$40
Doctor Syntax in a Court of Justice
Doctor Syntax in a Court of Justice
Probably an earlier impression, very faint marginal foxing
$60
Doctor Syntax in a Court of Justice
Doctor Syntax in a Court of Justice
Probably a slightly later impression, very faint marginal foxing
$55
Doctor Syntax in a Court of Justice
Doctor Syntax in a Court of Justice
Probably a later impression
$40
Dr. Syntax and the superannuated Fox Hunter
Dr. Syntax and the superannuated Fox Hunter
Probably a slightly later impression, very faint marginal foxing
Dr. Syntax and the superannuated Fox Hunter
Dr. Syntax and the superannuated Fox Hunter
Probably a later impression, light marginal foxing
$60
Dr. Syntax with the Skimmington Riders
Dr. Syntax with the Skimmington Riders
Probably a later impression
Dr. Syntax visits a Boarding School for young Ladies
Dr. Syntax visits a Boarding School for young Ladies
Probably an earlier impression
$60
Dr. Syntax visits a Boarding School for young Ladies
Dr. Syntax visits a Boarding School for young Ladies
Probably a slightly later impression
$55
Dr. Syntax visits a Boarding School for young Ladies
Dr. Syntax visits a Boarding School for young Ladies
Probably a later impression
$45
Dr. Syntax making a discovery
Dr. Syntax making a discovery
Probably an earlier impression
Dr. Syntax painting a portrait
Dr. Syntax painting a portrait
Probably an earlier impression (1819 Whatman watermark on paper)
Dr. Syntax painting a portrait
Dr. Syntax painting a portrait
Probably a later impression
$45
Marriage of Doctor Dicky Bend
Marriage of Doctor Dicky Bend
Probably an earlier impression
$50
Marriage of Doctor Dicky Bend
Marriage of Doctor Dicky Bend
Probably a slightly later impression
$40
Marriage of Doctor Dicky Bend
Marriage of Doctor Dicky Bend
Probably a later impression
$30
Doctor Syntax at an Auction
Doctor Syntax at an Auction
Probably an earlier impression
Doctor Syntax at an Auction
Doctor Syntax at an Auction
Probably a later impression
$45
Doctor Syntax & Bookseller
Doctor Syntax & Bookseller
Probably an earlier impression
$60
Doctor Syntax & Bookseller
Doctor Syntax & Bookseller
Probably a slightly later impression
$50
Doctor Syntax & Bookseller
Doctor Syntax & Bookseller
Probably a later impression
$40
Dr. Syntax at Free Mason's Hall
Dr. Syntax at Free Mason's Hall
Probably an earlier impression, faint foxing
$50
Dr. Syntax at Free Mason's Hall
Dr. Syntax at Free Mason's Hall
Probably a slightly later impression
$40
Dr. Syntax at Free Mason's Hall
Dr. Syntax at Free Mason's Hall
Probably a later impression
$30
Miss Worthy's Marriage. Dr. Syntax in the Chair
Miss Worthy's Marriage. Dr. Syntax in the Chair
Probably an earlier impression, light foxing
$50
Miss Worthy's Marriage. Dr. Syntax in the Chair
Miss Worthy's Marriage. Dr. Syntax in the Chair
Probably a slightly later impression
$45
Miss Worthy's Marriage. Dr. Syntax in the Chair
Miss Worthy's Marriage. Dr. Syntax in the Chair
Probably a later impression
$35

(The Third Tour of Dr. Syntax. In Search of a Wife.)

(The First Tour of Dr. Syntax. In Search of the Picturesque.)

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