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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. (Volume 4)

by Oliver Goldsmith

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London: J. Johnson et al, 1806. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 243 12mo. Containing An Enquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning, followed by Essays Originally Published in 1765 (24 essays), then Life of Dr. Parnell and Life of Henry Lord Viscount Bolingbroke. Decorative leather, gilt decoration and titles. Condition notes: spine chipped with loss, leather worn and rubbed with a few ink splodges, usual age tanning to pages, one of spine labels pulling away, part lost. Binding firm.

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