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    With Signed Card by Oliver Goldsmith

    John Forster. The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848.

    First edition. Ribbon trimmed card signed by Goldsmith mounted to recto of plate in Volume I. Three octavo volumes. 182; 448; 704 pages. Continuous pagination. Extra-illustrated with 91 plates.

    Custom half brown morocco with five raised bands by Bradstreet. Six compartments with gilt ruling, decoration, and titles. Marbled boards and matching endpapers. Top edge gilt with remaining edges untrimmed. Bookplates. Housed in a cloth slipcase. A fine set.

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