ROWLANDSON, THOMAS, illustrator.
The Grand Master, or Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan. London: Thomas Tegg, 1816.
8vo (237 x 144 mm). [iii]-x, 30, 33-74, 73-252 pp. 28 aquatint engraved plates by Thomas Rowlandson, including title and folding frontispiece, all but one plate hand-colored, remaining plate hand-tinted, errata slip tipped in. 19th century half calf over marbled boards, rebacked with original gilt spine laid down. Some spotting, offset from some plates, general shelfwear to binding.
Provenance: Property of Michael Lerner.
FIRST EDITION of this William Combe imitation. C8 (pp31/32) a cancel leaf not present as usual. A satire against the Marquis of Hastings, the Governor General. Abbey Travel 437; Tooley 412.