Oliver Goldsmith Collected Essays 1850 engraved portrait gift binding old bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith with an Account of his Life and Writings, ed. by Washington Irving.
Published 1850, Philadelphia by Crissy & Markley.
527 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard.
Period publisher's cloth binding, gilt floral spine and cover decorations, gilt title lettering, all edges gilt. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, small chipped to cloth at spine ends, slightly rubbed overall.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6" W.