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Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield, Poems, and Essays.

Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1883. First Edition Thus. 1874. Nimmo printed iterations of this for many years, and notably produced an exceptional illustrated one in 1886. This edition is a bit earlier, smaller format, and in a lovely prize binding. The front cover displays a gilt supralibros, the crest of England’s Harrow School, and there is a completed bookplate at the front pastedown indicating the book is a “diligentiae praemium” [the reward of industry] for work in Modern Languages. The Harrow School is an independent school for boys in Harrow, London, England. The school was founded in 1572 by John Lyon under a Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I. A handsome copy. Very Good+. Minor shelf/edge wear, light rubbing at the joints, two small chips on spine label, presentation bookplate at front pastedown, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Full brown leather binding, five raised bands, black leather spine label, gilt lettering and decorative elements, gilt crest at front board, marbled endpages, marbled textblock edges, color frontispiece. 12mo. 288pp. Illus. (colored plate). Item #10683

Price: $125.00

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