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The Vicar of Wakefield

By Oliver Goldsmith; Austin Dobson

1892

Macmillan & Co : London

7.5" by 5"

xxxiv, 305pp, [6pp]

 

 

 

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A smartly bound illustrated edition of 'The Vicar of Wakefield' by Oliver Goldsmith, illustrated by Hugh Thomson.

'The Vicar of Wakefield' was one of the most popular and widely read novels upon its publication. It's about the fall and rise of the Primrose family, who are presided over by the benevolent narrator, the Vicar. Written by Oliver Goldsmith, an Irish novelist who is best known for this novel, though also for his pastoral poem 'The Deserted Village', and the plays 'The Good-Natur'd Man' and 'She Stoops to Conquer'. Illustrated with numerous in-text monochrome illustrations throughout. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson, an Irish illustrator who illustrated works by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and J. M. Barrie. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto of the front endpaper, with a few lines from a poem by Coventry Patmore. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'With love to Susie, a Christmas greeting, 1893'. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth binding with gilt decoration to the front board and to the spine. Externally, smart. Minor shelfwear to the boards. Small tear to the spine, resulting in the cloth to be lifting very lightly. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Rear hinge is starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the verso of the front endpaper, with a few lines from a poem by Coventry Patmore. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'With love to Susie, a Christmas greeting, 1893'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with scattered spotting.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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