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Goldsmith Humming-Birds hand-coloured engraving. Antique print c1848

Goldsmith Humming-Birds hand-coloured engraving. Antique print c1848

by Goldsmith, Oliver

Group of Humming Birds by Oliver Goldsmith c1848.

Original hand-coloured steel engraving of fine quality for Goldsmith’s “A History of the Earth and Animated Nature”, published in London circa 1848-1852 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. The first edition of his eight volume work was published in London the year he died, but with beautiful hand-coloured illustrations it was a popular publication and has been re-issued since.

Its beautiful hand-coloured engravings of groups of fauna and flora have always been enjoyed and framed.  As usual, the edges of the paper are slightly worn (discoloured, with slight bumps and tears). These would not show when framed.

Size approximately 165 x 255mm (6.5 x 10 inches).

Stock Number: apOGhb25Price: $60.00

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