Item #264541 Illustrations of the Vicar of Wakefield [cover title]. Thomas Rowlandson.

Illustrations of the Vicar of Wakefield [cover title].

[London: 1817].

Rowlandson, Thomas. 24 hand-colored aquatints (9 x 6 inches), [38, blanks] pp. 4to (11-1/4 x 9 inches). Half contemporary red morocco, marbled paper covered boards, red morocco lable to front cover, stamped “Illustarations of the Vicar of Wakefield,” and marbled endpapers; spine and corners rubbed and worn, joints worn and splitting, plates slightly soiled in the margins with some tears affecting a few of the plates Tooley 436. Item #264541

Portfolio of 24 hand-colored aquatint plates printed on thick handmade wove paper from the Ackerman edition (London: 1817) of Oliver Goldsmith's “Vicar of Wakefield.” The plates here are bound in the same order they appeared in Goldsmith's novel, but lack the imprint information that appeared on each plate in that edition. The plate mark of each image in the volume measures 9 by 6 inches, dimensions consistent with the size of the plates in the printed book and presumably it was produced as a deluxe, and perhaps unique companion to the novel. No listings in OCLC for titles comprising the plates only. The volume shows wear from usage, but the plates themselves remain bright.

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