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The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
George G. Harrap London: George G. Harrap, 1929. Hardcover. Orig. full vellum, gilt front cover and spine lettering. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Rackham, Arthur. 231 pages. 27 x 21 cm. Limited edition copy 56 of 575, signed by Rackham. Twelve color plates, twenty-two black and white illustrations, and pictorial endpapers in gray and white. This was the second book Rackham illustrated for Harrap, and the signed, limited editions were in great demand. Rackham noted, "There is such a fashion for publishing only limited editions that my books are in a rather curious position. The ordinary editions do not sell so large a number as of old, & the limiteds are vastly over-applied for..." [see: Hamilton, "Arthur Rackham"], p142. LATTIMORE & HASKELL p.65. Fresh, crisp copy; plates and text clean and bright, slight toning to backstrip.
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