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The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale by Oliver Goldsmith

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It was not until after Goldsmith's death, in 1774, that this novel witnessed its greatest popularity; more than twenty editions were published in London before the close of the century. Divided between the early chapters of Arcadian bliss and the later part, where calamities accumulate alarmingly to destroy the Primrose family until a sudden dispensation of good fortune cancels all the disasters and resolves everything in marriages. Two of Goldsmith's best-known poems, Edwin and Angelina and An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, and the song When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly are contained in the text.

Twelve coloured Illustrations by. Francis Donkin Bedford (1864-1954) the British artist and illustrator who exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and other galleries, and,in 1911, provided the illustrations for the first edition of J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy.
Hard back book with untrimmed pages. Blue boards with gilt titles and gilt Art Nouveau decorations to boards and spine. The binding is generally firm. Paste down and free end papers discoloured at edges. Free end paper has prize label dated Feb 27th 1905 Church prize for "Solo singing", offsetting to opposite page. Illustrations all tissue guarded..Some foxing throughout, especially page edges, and on title page and frontispiece but text generally clean. An attractive edition of this classic.

Item details

Author(s):
Oliver Goldsmith
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
5.5x8 ins
Edition:
1898
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
J.M.Dent,

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It was not until after Goldsmith's death, in 1774, that this novel witnessed its greatest popularity; more than twenty editions were published in London before the close of the century. Divided between the early chapters of Arcadian bliss and the later part, where calamities accumulate alarmingly to destroy the Primrose family until a sudden dispensation of good fortune cancels all the disasters and resolves everything in marriages. Two of Goldsmith's best-known poems, Edwin and Angelina and An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, and the song When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly are contained in the text.

Twelve coloured Illustrations by. Francis Donkin Bedford (1864-1954) the British artist and illustrator who exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and other galleries, and,in 1911, provided the illustrations for the first edition of J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy.
Hard back book with untrimmed pages. Blue boards with gilt titles and gilt Art Nouveau decorations to boards and spine. The binding is generally firm. Paste down and free end papers discoloured at edges. Free end paper has prize label dated Feb 27th 1905 Church prize for "Solo singing", offsetting to opposite page. Illustrations all tissue guarded..Some foxing throughout, especially page edges, and on title page and frontispiece but text generally clean. An attractive edition of this classic.

Author(s):
Oliver Goldsmith
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
5.5x8 ins
Edition:
1898
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
J.M.Dent,

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