First Edition, First Issue, In a Beautiful Nineteenth Century BindingOliver Goldsmith. The Vicar of Wakefield: a Tale Supposedly Written by Himself. Salisbury: Printed by B. Collins, for F. Newbery, 1766.
First edition, first issue, denoted by the misprint "Waekfield" to the running title header in volume two, page 95. Two twelvemo volumes. 214; 223 pages.
Handsome nineteenth century binding. Red morocco over boards. Gilt fillets to boards and inside dentelles. Gilt designs and lettering to spines. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Very mild foxing and toning to pages. Gilt edges somewhat rubbed and dulled. A near fine set in a modern custom single slipcase.
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