COLLECTOR'S 1868 antique book - Poems, Plays And Essays - The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith. Irish author, poet and playwright. Goldsmith’s work is culturally important literature,he is most famous for "She Stoops To Conquer" and "The Vicar of Wakefield." Included is an account of his life and writings; and a critical dissertation on his poetry. John Aikin Introductory essay-Henry T. Tuckerman. BEAUTIFUL color frontispiece title illustration. Publisher: Crosby & Ainsworth, Boston,Massachusetts, Copyright,1868.
Contents: Memoir of Oliver Goldsmith, Remarks on Goldsmith's Poetry. Poems: An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog from The Vicar of Wakefield, The Hermit, The Traveler, The Clown's Reply, Epigram On A Beautiful Youth Struck, Blind By Lightning, Stanzas On The Taking of Quebec, Description of an Author's Bedchamber, The Gift to Iris in Bow Street , Covent Garden, Threnodia Augustalis & more. Plays: The Good Natured Man and She Stoops To Conquer.
Essays: Love and Friendship, On the Policy of Concealing Our Wants or Poverty, Folly of Attempting to Learn Wisdom in Retirement, On the Increased Love of Life with Age, On the English Clergy, On the Advantages to be Derived from Sending a Judicious Traveler into Asia, Ladies' Passion for Leveling Distinction of Dress, On Quack Doctors, Adventures of a Strolling Player, The Genius of Love, Letter at the Time of the Coronation, On Friendship, On the Frailty of Man and others.
Textured hardcover with bright blue cloth boards. Elaborate stamped design and gilt spine titles. BRILLIANT gilt edged pages and endpapers rich brown. Measures 6" x 4" and is 530 pages.
Excellent/very good for age. Cover bright/title gilt bright-fully intact/some light general wear-spine end light fraying/very light edgewear-corners lightly bumped. Pages excellent/very good-clean overall/light yellowing/occasional small spots few pages/frontispiece tissue guard-some light foxing parts illustration page-tissue light foxing-couple light creases/endpaper nameplate top left-light wear. Binding tight.
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