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An history of the earth, and animated nature

Author: Oliver GoldsmithF WingraveElias MartinBenjamin WestJacques Eustache de SèveAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for F. Wingrave, successor to Mr. Nourse, in the Strand, M. DCC. XCI [1791].
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Early works to 1800
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Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774.
History of the earth, and animated nature.
London : Printed for F. Wingrave, successor to Mr. Nourse, in the Strand, M. DCC. XCI [1791]
(OCoLC)707160171
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Goldsmith; F Wingrave; Elias Martin; Benjamin West; Jacques Eustache de Sève; Isaac Taylor; George Stubbs
OCLC Number: 17448671
Notes: "The following natural history is written, with only such an attention to system as serves to remove the reader's embarrassments, and allure him to proceed." Cf. Preface (v. I, p. xi).
Each volume has a separate table of contents.
Engravings: plates; engraved by and after various artists, including E. Martin, Is. Taylor, De Seve, G. Stubbs, and B. West.
Vol. 1: xvii, [3], 374, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates; v. 2: [4], 364 p., [5] leaves of plates; v. 3: [4], 374, [2] p., [24] leaves of plates; v. 4: [4], 328 p., [42] leaves of plates; v. 5: [8], 357, [3] p., [10] leaves of plates; v. 6: [8], 371, [1] p., [12] leaves of plates; v. 7: [4], 388 p., [8] leaves of plates; v. 8: [4], 128, [320] p., [3] leaves of plates.
Signatures: v. 1. A¹⁰ B-Q¹² R⁶ S²; v. 2. [A]² B-Q¹² R²; v. 3. [A]² B-Q¹² R⁶ S²; v. 4. [A]² B-O¹² P⁶ Q²; v. 5. A⁴ B-Q¹²; v. 6. A⁴ B-Q¹² R⁶; v. 7. [A]² B-R¹² S²; v. 8. [A]² B-T¹² U⁶ X².
Last leaves of volume 1, 3 and 5 blank; last page of vol. 6 blank.
Temple Scott provides a full bibliographical description for the 1st ed. of this title (published by Nourse in 1774), on p. 329-331 of his book, Oliver Goldsmith, bibliographically and biographically considered.
Index for all volumes: [320] p. at end of v. 8.
Description: 8 v. : ill. ; 18 cm. (12mo)
Responsibility: by Oliver Goldsmith ; in eight volumes.

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