The Traveller The Deserted Village, And Other Poems, 1816.
London, John Sharpe, 1816. 12mo, 167 x 105mm. 154pp gilt edged, embellished with 6 engravings from the designs of Richard Westall R. A. Hardcover in original olive green cloth bindings with decorative gilt design to boards, raised decorative bands and gilt title to spine. Boards a little rubbed and faded. Gift inscription to front end paper dated 1817 otherwise a clean and tight copy. Oliver Goldsmith (1730 - 1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes". Bookseller Inventory # 000554