The Works of Oliver Goldsmith (Four Vols.), John Murray, 1854, Very Good

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Goldsmith, Oliver, et al. London, John Murray, 1854.
English, Very Good, HC, 8vo, 9" x 6," Vol. I: x, [3] 4-468. Vol. II: [5] 6-487. Vol. III: [5] 6-447. Vol. IV: [3] 4-450, including Index.

Contemporary green 3/4 leather binding with blue and gilt marbled paper-covered boards. Top edges gilt. Blue and gilt marbled endpapers. Covers have moderate wear to edges, tips, and heads and tails of spines and slight chipping and splitting along front and back outer joints, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages have light age toning and a former owner's bookplate (of "Horace L. Hill") tipped in on each front pastedown, else clean and intact. Each volume has a black-and-white illustration on half-title. A four-volume collection of the works of Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), the acclaimed Anglo-Irish poet, novelist, and playwright. Edited by Peter Cunningham. Contents are briefly stated on the title page of each volume as follows. Vol. I: "Poetical Works," "Dramas," and "The Vicar of Wakefield." Vol. II: "Inquiry into the Present State of Polite Literature" and "The Citizen of the World." Vol. III: "The Bee," "Essays," "Unacknowledged Essays," and "Prefaces, Introductions, Etc." Vol. IV: "Biographies," "Reviews," "Animated Nature," "Cock Lane Ghost," "Vida's Game of Chess," and "Letters."