Apr 11, 2013 - Sale 2309

Sale 2309 - Lot 116

Price Realized: $ 16,800
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
PRESENTATION COPY [GOLDSMITH, OLIVER.] The Vicar of Wakefield. [4], 214; [2], 223 pages. 2 volumes. 12mo, contemporary brown calf gilt with floral border on covers, spines in 6 compartments with black and red morocco lettering and numbering pieces in 2 and ornamental tooling in the rest, Volume 1 rebacked retaining original backstrip; scattered spotting, few minor marginal clean tears, Volume 1 lacks final blank, lower outer corner of F5 excised and restored with loss of catchword; brown morocco pull-off case. Salisbury: B. Collins for F. Newbery, London, 1766

Additional Details

first edition. Variant with no catchword on page 213 in Volume 1, and correct catchword "him" on page 39 and page 159 correctly numbered in Volume 2. Roscoe A200; Rothschild 1028; Scott, pages 173-75.
apparently the only known presentation copy, inscribed "from the author" on the title of Volume 1, not in Goldsmith's hand, but the style of the binding ... first edition. Variant with no catchword on page 213 in Volume 1, and correct catchword "him" on page 39 and page 159 correctly numbered in Volume 2. Roscoe A200; Rothschild 1028; Scott, pages 173-75.
apparently the only known presentation copy, inscribed "from the author" on the title of Volume 1, not in Goldsmith's hand, but the style of the bindings suggests that they were made for presentation. Roscoe A200; Rothschild 1028; Scott, pages 173-75. From the libraries of Robert Hoe, with his booklabel (lot 1444 in his sale at Anderson Galleries, 8 January 1912); Jerome Kern, with his booklabel (lot 573 in his sale at Anderson Galleries, 7 January 1929); Frank J. Hogan (lot 327 in his sale at Parke-Bernet, 24 April 1945); and Bradley Martin, with his bookplate (lot 2871 in his sale at Sotheby's New York, 30 April 1990).