[Goldsmith, Oliver] Retaliation: A Poem Including Epitaphs on the Most Distinguished Wits of this Metropolis
London: G. Kearsly, 1774.
First Edition. 4to. Bound in 19th Century quarter crushed brown morocco with marbled paper covered boards, by THE CLUB BINDERY. Half title present, title-page with woodcut portrait engraving, 16pp. The first issue, WITHOUT "Explanatory Notes & Observations," which was added in the second issue. There are two blank leaves at the end from the original printing, and the book was "bulked" with another 13 leaves Michallet laid paper for the binding. With the bookplate of Edwin B. Holden, book collector and early member of the Grolier Club. A very nice copy with rubbing to spine bands and extremities. This was Goldsmith's last poem, a series of satirical portraits of various literary contemporaries.
Price: $850.00 Item #6219