Titre : A History of the Earth and Animated Nature. ...
Éditeur : A. Fullerton and Co. c. 1854, London, Edinburgh, and Dublin
Date d'édition : 1854
Reliure : Hardcover
Contemporary half calf with green cloth boards. Spine in five compartments of gilt decorated raised bands. Black calf labels with gilt title on two. , Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote of the book: "Goldsmith is now writing a Natural History, and he will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale". Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 ? 4 April 1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). Goldsmith was described by contemporaries a congenial but impetuous and disorganised personality who once planned to emigrate to America but failed because he missed his ship.Thomas De Quincey wrote of him 'All the motion of Goldsmith's nature moved in the direction of the true, the natural, the sweet, the gentle'., Size : 4to (253x161mm), Illustrated with frontispiece, vignette title pages in first and second volumes, and 71 hand-colored plates across the two volumes. , Volume : Two Volumes, P. V1 Frontis, Half Title, Blank, Title, Blank, Advertisement, Blank, Contents (v-vi), Introduction (vii-lvi), 1-536 ; V2 Frontis, Half Title, Blank, Title, Blank, 1-541. A very good example. Plates are generally clean and crisp. N° de réf. du libraire B4741
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