"ALL GOLDSMITH'S WORK IS LIKE A TAPESTRY… THREADED THROUGH WITH GLOWING IMAGES AND TENDER BEAUTY"
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Works. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. Twelve volumes. Octavo, publisher's three-quarter green morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines with red onlaid morocco flower motif, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $2500.
Illustrated “Library Edition” of Goldsmith’s works, very attractively bound.
"All Goldsmith's work is like a tapestry… threaded through with glowing images and tender beauty" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 228). This set collects all of Goldsmith's works, including his renowned novel The Vicar of Wakefield, his drama She Stoops to Conquer, and his long poem "The Deserted Village." Title pages printed in red and black.
Plates and text fine. Spines evenly toned to brown, a few volumes with light expert restoration to spines.