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Goldsmith's History, H/Colored - 1851 - YELLOW WARBLER

$ 18.73



This 160 year old print is from "THE HISTORY OF THE EARTH, AND ANIMATED NATURE" by Oliver Goldsmith from 1851. 

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

This copper-plate engraving was rescued from Oliver Goldsmith's " An History of the Earth and Animated Nature"It was published by Fullerton & Sons in London in 1851. 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 (we have several up sfor sale on our store) and served as a popular source of information about the natural world.

This copper engraving print (the size of the picture) is about 8 1/4" x 5" on a page that is about 10" x 6 1/2" It is in  good condtion with usual age toning and has high detail. It is suitable for framing and would be an excellant gift.

The print that is being sold is of  "YELLOW THROATED WARBLER". 

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