Johnny Quae Genus book

The History of Johnny Quae Genus



[001154] [Combe, William]. The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem, By the Author of the Three Tours. ill. Rowlandson, Thomas. London: R. Ackermann, 1822. First Edition. 8vo. Full Morocco. Very Good. [2], 267pp, [1], later full morocco by Zaehnsdorf, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces and central floral sprays, covers with triple fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, top edge gilt, with marbled endpapers.

Very minor rubbing to extremities, internally one or two instances of light off setting, but generally bright and clean. Most plates with later paper guards, but one or two without. With the final ‘directions to binder’ leaf, without the ‘warning’ slip as usual. Complete with twenty-four hand-coloured engravings.

Zaehnsdorf binding with their stamp to lower pastedown, also a Foyle’s bookseller label to lower pastedown.

Tooley 413; Abbey Life (in parts) 268 and Grolier Rowlandson Catalogue 48