Item #125155 Retaliation; a Poem. Containing Epitaphs on David Garrick, Esq., Edmund Burke, Esq.; Dr. Cumberland; Sir Joshua Reynolds; Dr. Douglas; The Dean of Derry &c &c... The Eight Edition, with large Additions. Particularly, The Hermit, The Gift, Essay on Friendship, Sabinus and Olinda... to which is added some Account of his Life... [and] The Traveller, a Poem [and] The Deserted Village. Oliver Goldsmith.
Retaliation; a Poem. Containing Epitaphs on David Garrick, Esq., Edmund Burke, Esq.; Dr. Cumberland; Sir Joshua Reynolds; Dr. Douglas; The Dean of Derry &c &c... The Eight Edition, with large Additions. Particularly, The Hermit, The Gift, Essay on Friendship, Sabinus and Olinda... to which is added some Account of his Life... [and] The Traveller, a Poem [and] The Deserted Village...
Retaliation; a Poem. Containing Epitaphs on David Garrick, Esq., Edmund Burke, Esq.; Dr. Cumberland; Sir Joshua Reynolds; Dr. Douglas; The Dean of Derry &c &c... The Eight Edition, with large Additions. Particularly, The Hermit, The Gift, Essay on Friendship, Sabinus and Olinda... to which is added some Account of his Life... [and] The Traveller, a Poem [and] The Deserted Village...

Retaliation; a Poem. Containing Epitaphs on David Garrick, Esq., Edmund Burke, Esq.; Dr. Cumberland; Sir Joshua Reynolds; Dr. Douglas; The Dean of Derry &c &c... The Eight Edition, with large Additions. Particularly, The Hermit, The Gift, Essay on Friendship, Sabinus and Olinda... to which is added some Account of his Life... [and] The Traveller, a Poem [and] The Deserted Village...

London: G. Kearsly, 1776.

3 vols. in one, slim large 4to, (2), viii, 40; viii, 31; vii (-iii-iv), 23pp. Full polished calf, gilt-paneled covers, backstrip richly gilt, gilt edges. A fine copy though probably washed for rebinding.

§ "Eighth" edition, with Austin Dobson's plain blue book label, another bookpate reading "Autant Icy qu'ailleurs", and a tipped-in note stating that Dobson believed this copy to be "unique, or nearly so". That may be, as it appears to be some kind of sammelband with three different title-pages dated 1776 (Retaliation), 1774 (The Traveller) , and 1775 (The Deserted Village). No such configured copy is in ESTC, so highly unlikely this is an original version, but merely a modern binding of the three texts together. Item #125155

Price: $375.00

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