THE DESERTED VILLAGE.
by Goldsmith, Oliver
Printed for William Andrews Clark, Jr., by John Henry Nash, in an edition limited to 200 numbered copies, with an accompanying facsimile edition (O'Day, pp.48-9). Introduction by William Andrews Clark, Jr. (1877-1934), the book collector who constructed a fireproof building for his collection that became the library named for him at UCLA. Printed in Caslon Oldstyle Roman and Italic type on VanGelder paper. Frontispiece, title and text within ornamental green borders and green rule designs. Frontispiece portrait of Goldsmith by William H. Wilke done in drypoint after a bas-relief by Helen Hall Culver. In his introduction Clark makes a spirited defense of Goldsmith against the charges of some of his contemporaries--notably Boswell and Walpole. With a facsimile of the first edition of The Deserted Village, published on May 26, 1770. Offset to endpapers, minor wear to slipcase, with some chipping to spine, a few small pieces flaked off, and light stains on one side.