The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale. Oliver Goldsmith.
The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale
The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale
The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale
The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale.

London [i.e. Cork: Eugene Swiney?], 1766.

Pirated Cork[?] edition. [iv], 188; [iv], 188 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full navy morocco gilt by Rivière, a.e.g. Dampstain to vol. I blank, light toning to text, near fine. In custom green morocco clamshell box and cloth chemises. Scott, pp. 179-180; ESTC T146802. Provenance: J.H. Shorthouse, Lansdowne, Edgbaston (his inscription and bookplate to original blank leaf preserved in vol. I); August F. Langbein (bookplate); Eugene Field (notarized inscription from Eugene Field II, dated 1929, attesting to the book’s provenance). Item #265229

This edition, with the imprint “London: Printed in the Year MDCCLXVI,” resembles in all respects but its title-pages the Cork edition of 1766 printed by Eugene Swiney. ESTC descibes this as a press variant of the Cork edition; while Scott calls it a London pirated edition, “of excessive rarity”.

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