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Goldsmith, Oliver
The Poetical Works; . . . with Ramrks, Attempting to Ascertain, Chiefly from Local Observation, the Actual Scene of the Deserted Village; and Illustrative Engravings by Mr. ALkin From Drawings Taken on the Spot. By Rev. R.H. Newell, B.D.
Suttaby, Evance, and Company, London, 1811. 4to, 182pp; six aquatint engravings as well as an agraved dedication leaf; three-quarter morocco and pebble-grain cloth, t.e.g. The first edition with these illustrations, drawn by Newell in support of theory that he had identified the Irish village that inspired Goldsmith's great poem. The six sepia-tinted engravings are splendid. Small, oval, leather booklabel on the verdso of the front endpaper, with resultant offsetting tot he facing leaf; there is also offsetting from the prints to the facing pages; wear to crown, hinges and edges rubbed; an attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB) [Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.]

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