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London: R. Ackermann, 1821, 1822, 1823.
First editions. Offered here are three quartos illustrated by Thomas Rowlanson, all in original orange publisher's cloth and all first editions, as follows: [i] GOLDSMITH, OLIVER. The Vicar of Wakefield. London: Ackermann, 1823; Together with [ii] [COMBE, WILLIAM]. The History of Johnny Quae Genus. London: R. Ackermann, 1822; And, [iii] Journal of Sentimental Travels in the Southern Provinces of France. London: Ackermann, 1821. The three works are remarkably preserved and in orange publisher's cloth, likely as remainders, in gilt and blind. Respectively, [i] 254 pp., with 24 hand-colored plates; [ii], 268 pp., with 24 hand-colored plates; [iii], 292 pp., with 18 hand-colored plates. The first with some soiling and wear, the second two quite bright, generally internally fresh, and all uncut.
Watermarks, where locatable, are of the correct date for the first editions (Johnny Quae Genus has an 1821 watermark). Tooley 436 for the first; Tooley 413, Abbey Life 268 the second; Abbey Travel 89 the third.
Price: $2,750.00 Item #4372