The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B., Now First Collected. With an account of the life and writings of the author.
Goldsmith, Oliver.

London: Printed for H. Goldney…[et al.], 1780. First English collected edition. A Dublin collected edition appeared in 1777. Engraved frontisportrait. Joints lightly rubbed and tender, armorial bookplates of William Constable, F.R.S.. F.A.S., in each volume. First gathering of Volume II foxed, offsetting from portrait. A very pretty copy in an unrestored contemporary binding. In marbled board slipcase. Contemporary polished calf. Elaborately gilt spine with morocco labels. Two volumes, octavo. viii, lxiv, 120, [2, ads (Item ID: 14187)


The former owner is William Constable (1783-1861), who made a noteworthy trip from New York to New Orleans by boat and by mule and on foot, and who later became a pioneer daguerrotype photographer.

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