Vicar of Wakefield, The: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; GOLDSMITH, Oliver Vicar of Wakefield, The: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; GOLDSMITH, Oliver Vicar of Wakefield, The: RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Vicar of Wakefield, The

RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Published by Philadephia: David McKay Company, 1929, 1929
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First American Trade Edition in The Original Pictorial Dust Jacket and Pictorial Box[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. Philadelphia: David McKay Company [1929]. First American trade edition. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches; 242 x 182 mm.). 231, [1] pp. Twelve full page color plates, twenty-two black and white line drawings. Publishers dark blue ribbed cloth over boards, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Small stain on lower blank margin of color frontispiece with very slight mark on facing (title) page. Otherwise a very fine copy with the original color pictorial dust jacket with a 'titled' version of the color plate "A Favourite Song of Dryden's" (facing p.36) on the front panel. Clean tear on upper panel neatly repaired, small closed tear on lower rear panel. Original blue cardboard box with the same color illustration as on the dust jacket pasted on the top panel and a white label "The Vicar of Wakefield / Oliver Goldsmith / Illustrated by Arthur Rackham on the lower edge. The box has had some repairs to the corners and the left-hand side edge is missing."In the England of jazz and Noel Coward the whimsical and fantastic had grown increasingly out of fashion. With The Vicar of Wakefield of 1929 . Rackham played it safe by turning to historical costume. in which he had long been supremely accomplished and successful" (Hudson, p. 126)."The Vicar of Wakefield is a novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith. It was written in 1761 and 1762, and published in 1766, and was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians. The novel is mentioned in George Eliot's Middlemarch, Jane Austen's Emma, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Sarah Grand's The Heavenly Twins, Charlotte Brontë's The Professor and Villette, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, as well as his Dichtung und Wahrheit." (Wikipedia).Hudson, p. 171. Latimore and Haskell, p. 65. Riall, p. 170. Bookseller Inventory # 03127

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Title: Vicar of Wakefield, The

Publisher: Philadephia: David McKay Company, 1929

Publication Date: 1929

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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