Oliver Goldsmith and Thomas Rowlandson. The Vicar of Wakefield; a Tale, By Doctor Goldsmith. London: R. Ackermann, At the Repository of Arts, 1817. Krown & Spellman retail: $700. First Edition, first issue.
    8vo. [6]5-8,254p. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules, title label, edge rubbing; clean tear in one plate repaired (facing 188) several tears repaired, occasional soiling. Backstrip peeling at spine tail. 24 full-page hand-colored illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    "The tale itself is one of perpetual charm, and Rowlandson's plates show his full sympathy with the text. Nothing could be better than the spirited way in which he realized Goldsmith's idea of the 'Family Picture,'" Martin Hardie, English Coloured Books, 172. Tooley 436.

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