Antique 18th C. Leather Book “The Vicar of Wakefield” by Oliver Goldsmith 1792
Antique 18th C. Leather Book Titled “The Vicar of Wakefield” by Oliver Goldsmith, 2 Volumes Bound Together, Illustrated, 1792
Title: The Vicar of Wakefield
Author: Oliver Goldsmith – Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel “The Vicar of Wakefield” (1766), his pastoral poem “The Deserted Village” (1770), and his plays “The Good-Natur’d Man” (1768) and “She Stoops To Conquer” (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote “An History of the Earth and Animated Nature.” He is thought to have written the classic children’s tale “The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes,” the source of the phrase “goody two-shoes”.
Publisher: Printed by Sammells and Ritchie for E. Harding and J. Good
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 214 pages
Width: 5.5″ Height: 8.75″
Book Details: This leather bound edition of “The vicar of Wakefield” is published as two continuously-paginated volumes in one. The work is illustrated with six engraved plates by Thomas Stothard.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is solidly bound in leather with light to moderate external age/wear. There is an inscription in pencil in the upper margin of the title page. The pages and plates show mild toning and scattered light foxing.
About the Book: The Vicar of Wakefield – subtitled A Tale, Supposed to be written by Himself – is a novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith (1728–1774). It was written from 1761 to 1762 and published in 1766. It was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians.