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The Deserted Village, Oliver Goldsmith, c1920’s, Barse & Hopkins


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The Deserted Village

Oliver Goldsmith

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Publisher:  Barse & Hopkins, New York

Copyright:  Not dated, circa 1920’s

In the 1760s Goldsmith witnessed the demolition of an ancient village and destruction of its farms to clear land to become a wealthy man’s garden. His poem The Deserted Village, published in 1770, expresses a fear that the destruction of villages and the conversion of land from productive agriculture to ornamental landscape gardens would ruin the peasantry.

Condition:  This book is in fair condition. Hardcover. Beige embossed boards. There is shelf wear and rubbing on covers, cover edges, head/tail of spine. Bumped corners. Pencil inscription in front endpaper. Rough cut page edges. Beautiful frontis of author’s portrait with tissue guard. Some foxing. Title page in gold with pretty filigree motif. Page 25 torn. Some pages still uncut.

25 pages, 4″ x 7″

Additional Information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 8 x 1 in
Country/Region of Manufacture

United States






Literature & Fiction



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