The Vicar of Wakefield. With 12 coloured plates by Arthur Rackham. London: Harrap, 1929. First edition. Folio, a near fine copy in cloth covers with gilt title and design to front cover, with original pictorial dust jacket. There was also a limited signed edition issued in the same year.
First published in two volumes 1766, it became one of the most widly read novels in the 18th centuy. "The irresistible charm this novel possesses, evinces how much may be done without the aid of extravagant incident to excite the imagination and interest the feelings. Few productions of the kind afford greater amusement in the perusal, and still fewer inculcate more impressive lessons of morality." Washington Irving.