1860 Rare Book - The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith, coloured illustrated by Birket Foster and H. N. Humphrey.
Author: Oliver Goldsmith. (Robert Aria Wilmott, editor). (Birket Foster and H. N. Humphrey, illustrators).
Title: THE POEMS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH Edited by Robert Aris Willmott. With Illustrations By Birket Foster and H. N. Humphreys Printed in Colours by Edmund Evans.
Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1860.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 7 ".
Pages: xix-161 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original gilt decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A rare find in such a nice condition!
Content: Good content (bright and tight, foxing throughout - as shown, nice armorial ex-libris on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful Illustrations By Birket Foster and H. N. Humphreys Printed in Colours by Edmund Evans.
The book: Rare and very nice coloured edition of the Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith including The Deserted Village, a poem he published in 1770. It is a work of social commentary and condemns rural depopulation and the pursuit of excessive wealth.
The author: Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright, and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765).
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