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Author Name    GOLDSMITH, OLIVER:

Title   A History of the Earth & Animated Nature. With A Supplement and Numerous Notes from the Writings of Distinguished Naturalists, British and Foreign. With numerous Engravings on Steel and on Wood, Comprising many hundreds of illustrative figures. In Six Volumes.

Publisher    London, Blackie and Son, 1874 ‘Revised Edition’

Seller ID   77961

6 vols; Tall 8vo. Approx 10 x 7 inches. In pebbled light brown/orange cloth bindings, decorative black and gilt pictorial designs and lettering to covers and spines. All page edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Some light fading to spines, some small marks to covers, small chips and nicks to ends of spines. Some light foxing spots and minor handling marks, plates generally very clean and bright. Crack to front hinge of vol.6 between endpapers. Some slightly loose plates (all bound nr front of bindings) Vol.3 rear hinge cracked and has a couplke of loose plates (a couple slightly rubbed along fore edge). Else clean and tight copies. ---- This work eventually appeared in the year of Goldsmith’s death, 1774. This is a landmark document of its era and belongs on the shelf on any serious naturalist or geologist, if only for the beautiful illustrations. A spectacular comprehensive account of natural history, gorgeously illustrated throughout in six parts. The mixture of science and hearsay and gossip is a heady one and gives us a lovely picture of the joy associated with the discoveries of the many naturalists over this period, although the descriptions of the peoples of the world are distinctly old fashioned. 655pp. Illustrated with 16 Coloured plates plus a coloured title vignette on decorative title page, plus 14 b&w engraved plates, plus many full page illustrations and figures. With 4pp adverts at rear of each vol.

NATURAL HISTORY OLIVER GOLDSMITH, History of the Earth & Animated Nature, COLOURED PLATES, natural history, six, volumes, divisions, decorative, pictorial, illustrated, insects, mammals, engravings, plates

Price = 120.00 GBP


Winston S. Churchill 1874 - 1900. Eighteen Volumes. Complete Volumes 1 - 8. PLUS: 10 companion volumes to vols. 1 - 4 (up to Nov. 1922). 18 Volumes., CHURCHILL; CHURCHILL, RANDOLPH S.; GILBERT, MARTIN;
Winston S. Churchill 1874 - 1900. Eighteen Volumes. Complete Volumes 1 - 8. PLUS: 10 companion volumes to vols. 1 - 4 (up to Nov. 1922). 18 Volumes.

The Musical Educator. A Library of Musical Instruction by Eminent specialists. In 5 volumes., GREIG, JOHN:
The Musical Educator. A Library of Musical Instruction by Eminent specialists. In 5 volumes.

The Flower Grower's Guide. With Coloured Illustrations by Miss Gertrude Hamilton and Miss Marie Low, and numerous illustrative diagrams... In Six Volumes., WRIGHT, JOHN:
The Flower Grower's Guide. With Coloured Illustrations by Miss Gertrude Hamilton and Miss Marie Low, and numerous illustrative diagrams... In Six Volumes.

The Works of John Bunyan. With an Introduction to each Treatise, Notes, and a Sketch of His Life, Times & Contemporaries. In Three Volumes., BUNYAN, John; OFFOR, George;
The Works of John Bunyan. With an Introduction to each Treatise, Notes, and a Sketch of His Life, Times & Contemporaries. In Three Volumes.

Chronicles of England, France, Spain. And the adjoining Countries, From the latter part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French Editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated MSS. by T. JOHNES. To which are prefixed A Life of the Author, an essay on his works, and a criticism on his History. In Two Volumes., FROISSART, SIR JOHN:
Chronicles of England, France, Spain. And the adjoining Countries, From the latter part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French Editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated MSS. by T. JOHNES. To which are prefixed A Life of the Author, an essay on his works, and a criticism on his History. In Two Volumes.

The Dorsetshire Regiment. The Thirty-Ninth and Fifty-Fourth Foot and The Dorset Militia and Volunteers. Three Volumes Bound in Two., ATKINSON, C. T.:
The Dorsetshire Regiment. The Thirty-Ninth and Fifty-Fourth Foot and The Dorset Militia and Volunteers. Three Volumes Bound in Two.

The Dynasts, An Epic-Drama of the War with Napoleon, in Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, and one Hundred and Thirty Scenes. The time covered by the action being about ten years. Parts First and Second. And Time’s Laughingstocks and Other Verses. Wessex Edition., HARDY, THOMAS:
The Dynasts, An Epic-Drama of the War with Napoleon, in Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, and one Hundred and Thirty Scenes. The time covered by the action being about ten years. Parts First and Second. And Time’s Laughingstocks and Other Verses. Wessex Edition.

The History of The King's Regiment (Liverpool) 1914 - 1919. In Two Volumes. Vol.1 1914-1915; Vol.2 196-1917., WYRALL, EVERARD:
The History of The King's Regiment (Liverpool) 1914 - 1919. In Two Volumes. Vol.1 1914-1915; Vol.2 196-1917.

 


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