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WITH THIRTY-TWO ILLUSTRATIONS, BY WILLIAM MULREADY, R. A.
LONDON: JOHN VAN VOORST, PATERNOSTER ROW.
Embellishments of English books have usually been characterised by those powers of art which appeal more particularly to the eye. The object aimed at in this attempt to illustrate the most popular of Goldsmith's Works is, that character and composition may, with the aid of drawing, appeal directly to the understanding. It is presumed that the most distinguished talent of British Art applicable to this purpose has been obtained.
To MR. MULREADY sufficient acknowledgment cannot be made for his liberal zeal in the undertaking; and in this he has been ably seconded by Mr. John Thompson, by whom his designs have been engraved.