Contemporary three-quarter green levant morocco over marbled boards, spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Spines uniformly sunned. A fine set.
Oliver Goldsmith (1731-1774,) Irish-born English poet, playwright and novelist, was a favorite of Dr. Samuel Johnson and his circle. His wit and satiric talent are evident in An Enquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning in Europe (a satiric essay in which he blames the decline of learning on the inferiority of poets,) and his most famous work, the play She Stoops to Conquer.
HBS # 65630 $2,000