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The adventures of Doctor Comicus or The frolicks of fortune. A comic satirical poem for the squeamish & the queer. In twelve cantos, by a modern Syntax ...
London, Printed for B. Blake [ca. 1828]
Physical Description:
2 p.., 269, [1] p. col. front., 13 col. plates. 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3991 A1 D6 1828
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Copyright Status:
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BAC : Abbey, Life in England, 255 (Abbey copy).
Pages 1-64, the frontispiece, added t.-p. and 3 plates first issued ca. 1825 under title: Dr. Comicus or The frolics of fortune, with imprint of Jaques and Wright. In pages 33-64 of the two issues, there are two different settings of type.
Listed as an imitation of William Combe's Tour of Doctor Syntax in: Hamilton, Harlan W. Doctor Syntax. London, 1969.
Added t.-p., etched with title: Dr. Comicus or The frolics of fortune. London, Published by B. Blake.
"Printed by J. M'Gowan and Son." According to Todd, and Wakeman, this form of the name was not used until 1828.
Plates by Illman; some have imprint of Jaques & Wright.
Combe, William, 1742-1823.

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