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INVENTORY #117794

The Roman History, From the Foundation of the City of Rome, to the Destruction of the Western Empire

GOLDSMITH, Dr. [Oliver]

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Oliver Goldsmith (1728-74) is best remembered today for his novel, The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), and poems like, The Deserted Village (1770). While he spent much of his life working as a Grub Street hack, Goldsmith would gain the admiration and company of Samuel Johnson and Edmund Burke, if not the actual degree necessary for the title of "Dr."

Publication Info

  • Publisher: S. Baker, G. Leigh, T. Davies, and L. Davies
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1770
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    2 vols. x, 487, [16] p; vi, 501,k [11] p. 21 cm full leather binding with gilt on spine and trimming boards. Ex library with labels and stamps on endpapers. Leather bindings intact, but work with exposed cords, bumps and tears on corners, edges, and hinges. Endpapers browning with stains on front endpapers of volume 1 that suggest something, once affixed, was later removed. Pages clean. Text unmarked.

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