THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD
by Oliver Goldsmith
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Published by David McKay Company. 1st. 1929
Fine condition. Deluxe edition limited to 775 copies (575 for England and 200 for the United States). Bound in vellum with gold lettering and border to front cover. Gold titles and vignette to spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. 232 pages. 10.25 x 8". 12 coloured plates and 22 b/w drawings. Grey-green and white pictorial endpapers.
SIGNED by Rackham. This is copy no. 133 of the American issue. This is a stunning copy with no marks on the vellum other than a tiny rub to the edge of the rear cover and a small crack (0.5") at top and tail of the spine. The front endpaper has a 0.5" closed margin tear, there is a tiny gold gallery label to the rear pastedown, otherwise the contents are fine with all plates present and no foxing. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Stock no. 576259