GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. IN SUPERB LONDON BINDING
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Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Harrap, 1929. First trade edition in the publisher’s special deluxe binding. Quarto. Bound in full Persian crushed olive morocco. Upper cover framed by double gilt fillets enclosing onlay pictorial decoration based on Rackham’s frontispiece, entitled ‘An epitaph for my wife’, a scene from the drawing-room outlined in gilt with the Vicar and his wife depicted in various coloured onlays. Smooth spine with title and author in gilt direct; pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. Latimore & Haskell p. 65; Riall p. 170. With colour frontispiece and twelve full page color plates, twentytwo black and white line drawings in the text, by Rackham.
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