Essays. Oliver Goldsmith.

Essays.

1765. London: W. Griffin, 1765.

12mo, vii, [viii], [1]-236, (2, ads) pp. Title page with engraved vignette. Contemporary calf, rebacked, covers gilt-ruled, backstrip with gilt rules and raised bands, lacking label. First and final pages with some marginal staining, binding a little worn, especially at tips, monogram bookplate of Annie Burr Jennings on front free endpaper with motto “Otium sine literis mors est” (leisure without literature is death). Small ticket of the Brick Row Bookshop, New Haven on the front free end paper. Slipcase. A worn copy but pleasing.

§ Twenty seven essays, originally contributed to periodicals, collected and edited by the author. Although his name does not appear in the imprint, John Newbery, who had just published Goldsmith's Traveller, was involved in the publication. ESTC T146065. Rothschild 1027. Item #110595

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