11 - 13 July 2000
GOLDSMITH, Oliver (1728-1774). A group of three works comprising: The Citizen of the World or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher. London: J. Newbery, 1762. 2 volumes, 12° (169 x 92mm). (Title to vol. I with closed tears slightly affecting imprint, also cut slightly short at lower margin and possibly supplied, light spotting to final quires of vol. II, without final blanks.) Early 20th-century gilt-panelled red morocco, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Rothschild 1021; I.A. Williams p. 123.
The Traveller; or, A Prospect of Society. A poem .... London: J. Newbery, 1765. 4° (247 x 190mm). Half-title, with price 'one shilling and sixpence.' Final advertisement leaf. (Half-title and title with repaired hole at inner margin, following quire slightly damaged in same area of margin, advertisement leaf with closed tear into text.) Blue morocco by J. Kulesho, gilt-lettered, gilt edges. FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION, Samuel Johnson contributing nine lines. Courtney & Smith p. 113; Rothschild 1024; I.A. Williams p. 135.
The Haunch of Venison, a poetical epistle to Lord Clare. London: J. Ridley and G. Kearsly, 1776. 4° (252 x 202mm). Half-title, with price 'One shilling and sixpence.' Etched portrait of Goldsmith by Bretherton after Henry Bunbury. 20th-century red morocco, spine gilt-lettered, gilt edges. FIRST EDITION, variant imprint with the publishers' names reversed. There are also two states of the half-title, the other with the lower price of a shilling. Rothschild 1042; I.A. Williams p. 170.
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