c.1852 Oliver Goldsmith – Earth and Animated Nature – Vol I and II

£160.00

c.1852 Oliver Goldsmith – Earth and Animated Nature – Vol I and II

£160.00

Volume I and II of Oliver Goldsmith’s Earth and Animated Nature.

This edition was published c.1852 by A. Fullerton & Co. and contains beautiful hand coloured plates of many animals.

Condition:

Good condition. Some foxing to pages and wear to the covers.
Marbled covers.
Signed in the front cover bearing a library label.

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Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) A History of the Earth and Animated Nature.  The first edition (in eight volumes) appeared in London in 1774. The work sought to draw together virtually all that was known about the planet earth, its plants and animals, and even its human inhabitants described from a biological perspective.  Goldsmith had intended to translate Pliny’s Natural History, but after reading Buffon, he decided that “the best imitation of the ancients was to write from our own feelings and to imitate nature.”  Goldsmith’s Animated Nature went through over twenty editions into the Victorian era and served as a popular source of information about the natural world.

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