The Citizen of the World;; Or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to his Friends in the East. Oliver Goldsmith.

The Citizen of the World;; Or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to his Friends in the East.

London: J. Newbery and W. Bristow, 1762. First Edition. 2 vols., 12mos; iv, 286pp & [2], 238, [16pp Contents]; full panelled calf, gilt spines with red and black labels, a.e.g; in flet-lined two-compartment slipcase. Elegant monogram bookplates; touch of rubbing to spine ends -- and adjacent wear to slipcase; cover bright, clean and unmarked. Item #205807

Goldmith's satirical letters ran in Newbery's Public Ledger, purporting to be dispatches home from an invented visitor. This copy with "Printed for the Author" on the title page, along with the following points of issue: misnumbered p. iv in Vol. 1, catchword on p. 11 in Vol. 2 with a letter out of line. A lovely set in a fine binding by Riviere.

Price: $625.00

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