Item #205806 Essays.; Collecta Revirescunt. Goldsmith, Oliver.

Essays.; Collecta Revirescunt.

London: W. Griffin, 1765. First Edition. 12mo, [2], vii, 236pp, 2pp ads; full polished tan morocco gilt with five raised bands, finely tooled in gilt with quatrefoil emblems, with gilt tooling on both covers, a.e.g. Bookplate; contemporary ownership signature to title page, with later 19th century inscription on first blank; just a touch of rubbing to edges and partial split to front hinge. Item #205806

There is dispute over which of two 1765 editions has priority. This copy was bound by Fletcher Battershall with his distinctive bat-emblem signature; Battershall bookplate on front pastedown. A very appealing copy.

Price: $450.00

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