by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
1804. GOLDSMITH, Oliver. THE CITIZEN OF THE WORLD, OR LETTERS FROM A CHINESE PHILOSOPHER, RESIDING IN LONDON, TO HIS FRIENDS IN THE EAST. 2 VOLUMES. Philadelphia: Printed by Tesson and Lee for J. Conrad & Co. [et al.], 1804. xvii +  + iv + 242 pp./219 +  +  pp. (First American edition: Albany, 1794.) Small (6 inches high, 4 inches wide) full leather with gilt ruled spines, small black gilt leather spine labels. Volume 2's label is chipped, partially obscuring title. Moderate wear to boards, joints tender, spine chipped at heel in Volume 2. Ink ownership dated 1811 to front pastedown and title pages. Endpapers have offset tanning. Moderate foxing and touch of soil to edges of text. Good plus overall, a nice little set.
(Inventory #: 84522)