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Fine horses antique print from Goldsmith's 'Animated Nature' c1852.

Fine horses antique print from Goldsmith's 'Animated Nature' c1852.

by Goldsmith, Oliver

Antique print of two fine horses, c1852.

Original hand-coloured steel engraving of fine quality for Goldsmith’s “A History of the Earth and Animated Nature”, published in London c1852 by A. Fullarton & Company.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) had intended to translate Pliny’s ‘Natural History’ but decided instead to compile his own work on all that was known about the planet and earth. Goldsmith's eight-volume work was published in London the year he died. It proved to be so popular with its beautiful hand-coloured illustrations that it has been re-issued since with the engraved illustrations altered to fit this larger sized publication. The beautiful hand-coloured engravings of groups of animals and birds have always been particularly prized.

Unfortunately there was a slight printing flaw in the engraving on the back of the upper horse (which was left uncoloured). Priced accordingly. Page size 25 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.5 inches). To the border measure 21.5 x 14 cm (6 x 8½ inches)

Stock Number: apGoldsHorsesPrice: $66.00