Crown Edition of British Poets, The

In A Lovely Art Nouveau Binding

[BINDING]. GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Crown Edition of British Poets. London: British Literary Society, 1895.

Limited to twenty-five copies, this being copy no. 5. Octavo (6 11/16 x 4 in; 170 x 102 mm). xcvi, 192 pp. Portrait frontispiece.

Bound in full contemporary crushed olive morocco (unsigned) with double fillet border and gilt foliate frame with red and ivory floral onlays. Gilt-ruled turn-ins with corner pieces. Crimson morocco doublures with gilt crown with purple onlays. Red silk endleaves. Top edge gilt. With the bookplate of Hannah M. Standish. Spine very slightly faded but still a very fine copy. Housed in black morocco fleece-lined slipcase.

"Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish writer and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase 'goody two-shoes' (Poem Hunter). Item #02417

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