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1776 Goldsmith Natural History Illustrated Animals
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1776 Goldsmith Natural History Illustrated Animals Native Americans Birds Snakes

Beautifully Illustrated Complete 8v Set w/ 87 Plates

“The women, who are as ugly as the men, wear their hair, which they bind up with bits of copper and other ornaments of a like nature.” – Goldsmith, A History of the Earth

Known mostly for his novels, plays, and poetry, Oliver Goldsmith wrote a zoological history of the world in the final year of his life. “A History of the Earth and Animated Nature” is an eight-volume set filled with 87 illustrations and full-page engravings of people and animals such as:

The American (Native American hunter)

Mouflon goat (Mouttlon)

Peccary (wild boar)

Lions

Wolves

The Squash (Coati)

Birds (Vulture, Pelican, Crane, Stork)

Fish (Sun fish, Frog fish, Sword fish, Sturgeon, Cod, Salmon)

Crustaceans (Crabs, Lobsters)

Amphibians, Reptiles, and snakes

Item number: #471

Price: $1500

GOLDSMITH, Oliver

A history of the earth, and animated nature

Dublin : Printed for James Williams, (No. 21,) Skinner-Row, MDCCLXXVI-MDCCLXXVII [1776-1777]

Details:

Collation complete with all pages: 8 volume set:

(iv), 8, (xv), (3), 401; (4), 399; (4), 403; (4), 358; (4), 400; (4), 406, (4), 368; (6), 199 / [87 plates]

v.1: 1777; v.2-v.8: 1776

the dating of these volumes is consistent with the edition.

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

References: Lowndes 909 (not this ed);

Language: English

Provenance: Handwritten – Mary Ormsby, October 6, 1785; Barbara Ormsby, 1777

Size: ~9in X 5.5in (23cm x 5.5cm)

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1776 Goldsmith Natural History Illustrated Animals Native Americans Birds Snakes

Beautifully Illustrated Complete 8v Set w/ 87 Plates

“The women, who are as ugly as the men, wear their hair, which they bind up with bits of copper and other ornaments of a like nature.” – Goldsmith, A History of the Earth

Known mostly for his novels, plays, and poetry, Oliver Goldsmith wrote a zoological history of the world in the final year of his life. “A History of the Earth and Animated Nature” is an eight-volume set filled with 87 illustrations and full-page engravings of people and animals such as:

The American (Native American hunter)

Mouflon goat (Mouttlon)

Peccary (wild boar)

Lions

Wolves

The Squash (Coati)

Birds (Vulture, Pelican, Crane, Stork)

Fish (Sun fish, Frog fish, Sword fish, Sturgeon, Cod, Salmon)

Crustaceans (Crabs, Lobsters)

Amphibians, Reptiles, and snakes

Item number: #471

Price: $1500

GOLDSMITH, Oliver

A history of the earth, and animated nature

Dublin : Printed for James Williams, (No. 21,) Skinner-Row, MDCCLXXVI-MDCCLXXVII [1776-1777]

Details:

Collation complete with all pages: 8 volume set:

(iv), 8, (xv), (3), 401; (4), 399; (4), 403; (4), 358; (4), 400; (4), 406, (4), 368; (6), 199 / [87 plates]

v.1: 1777; v.2-v.8: 1776

the dating of these volumes is consistent with the edition.

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

References: Lowndes 909 (not this ed);

Language: English

Provenance: Handwritten – Mary Ormsby, October 6, 1785; Barbara Ormsby, 1777

Size: ~9in X 5.5in (23cm x 5.5cm)

Our Guarantee:

Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!
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Excellent.

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