The Vicar of Wakefield:; A Tale. Supposed to be Written by Himself. The Second Edition. Oliver Goldsmith.

The Vicar of Wakefield:; A Tale. Supposed to be Written by Himself. The Second Edition.

London: F. Newbery, 1766. Second Edition. Two vols., 12mos; half titles not called for; lacks final blank of Vol. 1; [viii], 214pp; [vi], 223pp; contemporary calf with gilt-tooled spines, red and green spine labels. Short tear to front endpaper of Vol. 2; general soil and offset edges; covers rubbed, front cover of Vol. 1 detached; bookplates of Chillingham Castle and Mary Elizabeth Hudson. Item #205804

Goldsmith made significant revisions for this edition, which includes his signed advertisement and tables of contents. This copy with catchword on p. 213 of Vol. 1, p. 159 of Vol. 2 correctly numbered, and the catchword "Boy" on p. 39. An appealing set of Goldmsith's most enduring work and a classic of eighteenth-century fiction.

Price: $450.00

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