The Vicar of Wakefield

by Oliver Goldsmith

RACKHAM, Arthur

PRESENTATION COPY WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING

RACKHAM, Arthur The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1929.

First edition illustrated by Rackham. 4to. Blue/ grey cloth with lettering and vignettes in gilt. Top edge gilt. Original sketch to the verso of the half title, covering half the page and showing the eponymous vicar selling his horse. Inscribed to Rackham's brother and sister in law "To Robert + Awdry / from / Edyth + Arthur Rackham / Christmas 1929". Pictorial silhouette endpapers. Twelve colour plates and many line drawings in the text. A fine copy with a witty sketch.

Every year the Rackhams presented a copy of Arthur Rackham's latest gift book to members of Edyth Rackham's large family.

PROVENANCE: Christmas gift to Robert and Awdry Starkie from Arthur Rackham and his wife. Arthur Rackham married Edyth Starkie in 1903 and each Christmas Arthur sent his latest book to her family.

Stock ID: 32086

£2,250.00

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