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Goldsmith, Oliver; W.H.W. Bicknell, illus.  The deserted village. Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1912. 8vo (24.6 cm, 9.68"). Engr. t.-p., [4], 23, [1] pp.; 6 plts.
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Goldsmith's best-known poem => here in one of 469 copies printed for members of the Bibliophile Society. "The etched illustrations in this volume are all by W.H.W. Bicknell, after original drawings by himself. They have never been otherwise reproduced. The copper plates have been destroyed," per the limitation statement. The engraved title-page has been signed by its creator, Arthur N. Macdonald, and each of the six plates has been => signed by Bicknell.
        Provenance: From the library of Robert L. Sadoff, M.D., sans indicia.

Original mottled calf, covers framed on three sides in double gilt fillets, spine with gilt-stamped title, top edge gilt; spine gently sunned, minor wear overall including light rubbing to extremities and small spots of scuffing and discoloration to sides. Light foxing variably to tissue guard leaves (only); pages crisp and fresh.  (41564)   Please RESHELVE This.


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