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Bancroft, Edward

Published by Monthly Review, London (1775)

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About this Item: Monthly Review, London, 1775. Disbound. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or an offprint. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Monthly Review; Inventory No: 272155. Seller Inventory # 272155

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Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by published August 5, 1795 for Mathew Carey: Philadelphia (1795)

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About this Item: published August 5, 1795 for Mathew Carey: Philadelphia, 1795. hard cover, full leather binding, 440 pp., plates 3-5 and 9-38.` fair condition or a little worse, missing rear cover, spine very worn, half or so of the plates are torn, missing a few plates, many plates show considerable foxing. Seller Inventory # 55063

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Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by R. Wright, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1825)

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About this Item: R. Wright, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1825. Full-Leather. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. New Edition. Severe scuffing to boards and cracking to leather on spine. Hinges are broken but binding still holding tight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 26542

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Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by R. Wright, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1825)

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About this Item: R. Wright, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1825. Full-Leather. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. New Edition. Severe scuffing to boards and cracking to leather on spine. Boards are detached but present. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 26543

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An History of the Earth, and Animated: Goldsmith, Oliver

Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by Printed by James Williams, Dublin (1782)

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About this Item: Printed by James Williams, Dublin, 1782. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Hardback, full-calf. Volume 5 only (Birds). 400pp. 10 engraved plates. 1st edition 1782. Binding slightly rubbed and worn, with small loss to spine label. Previous owners details to title page. A rather pleasing copy. (bs21). Seller Inventory # BS21BRWN1L

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Oliver Goldsmith

Published by Blackie, London (1872)

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About this Item: Blackie, London, 1872. Decorative Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. VG, hardbacks, green patterned cloth covers with quarter-bound leather and gilt titles in red panel on brown leather spine, covers are worn at spine edges/ends, contents are clean and unmarked, small quarto. Combined weight is 3600g so pointless to order without first checking with Rivermead as to exact shipping costs. Elaborately illustrated in colour and b/w with many full plates included. Volume 1 has 568pp. History of the Earth; history of animals in 7 books. Volume 2 has 663pp and includes: history of birds (7 books); history of fishes (4 books); history of frogs, lizards and serpents (3 books); history of insects (4 books); history of zoophytes (1 book). All quite incredibly and comprehensively described with hundreds of illustrations. Some reference book. Seller Inventory # 000521

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GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow (1840)

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About this Item: Blackie & Son, Glasgow, 1840. Leather Bound. Condition: Very Good. 2 vols.: lx, 564; viii, 663 p. Nearly 2000 b&w illustrations in 35 plates. Half black leather and blue cloth with raised bands and gold print on spine. Spines worn. Damp stained title page in vol. 1. Pull-out map is repaired and stained. Minor foxing throughout. The first edition of this work appeared in 1774, drawing together virtually all that was known about the planet earth, its plants, animals and even its human inhabitants. The work went through over 20 editions, well into the Victorian era, and served as a popular source of information about the natural world. Seller Inventory # 104145

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A New System of Geology in Which: URE, Andrew

URE, Andrew

Published by Longman, Rees, et al., London (1829)

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About this Item: Longman, Rees, et al., London, 1829. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo (218 x 135 mm). [2], lv [1], 619, [1] pp., 7 steel engraved plates (6 of them engraved in copper, the other a lithograph), 51 woodcuts in the text (two of them hand-colored). Contemporary calf, spine rebacked, two-line gilt tooled border on sides (light wear to boards and extremities), cut edges gilt. Internally very light age-toning, scattered minor foxing to first 3 leaves, otherwise crisp and unstained. A fine, unmarked copy with ample margins. ---- DSB XIII, 547-8. FIRST EDITION. Ure (1778-1857) "studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, receiving his degree in 1801. In 1804, he was elected to the Chair of Natural Philosophy in the Andersonian Institution. He became a consulting chemist when he moved to London in 1830. Ure was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1822" (Mineralogical Record). "A pioneer in the teaching of science to artisans, Ure was also one of the first scientists to earn his living as a consultant. Apart from his teaching and some improvements in the techniques of chemical analysis, he made no significant contributions to the advancement of science [.] In 1829 Ure published his System of Geology, an outdated attempt to reconcile contemporary geological discoveries with the Mosaic account of the Creation. He thought that geologists, by questioning the latter, were undermining the bases of religion and morality. The book was the subject of a devastating attack by Adam Sedgwick at a meeting of the Geological Society of London in 1830 (Proceedings of the Geological Society of London,1 [1834], 208¿210), Quite apart from defending a lost cause, Ure had not kept himself up to date and many old errors had been repeated. Moreover, he included considerable extracts from other works without any indication of quotation. Sedgwick concluded that Ure had 'shown neither the information nor the industry which might justify him in becoming an interpreter of the labours of others, or the framer of a system of his own.'" (DSB XIII, p.547-8). Seller Inventory # 002217

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GOLDSMITH, OLIVER

Published by J Christie, Dublin (1812)

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About this Item: J Christie, Dublin, 1812. Hardback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8 vols. bound as 4 vols. Tan, leather-covered boards with gilt titles and decoration to spine. Each volume illustrated with fascinating engravings. Vols 1 and 2 (297pp. + 247pp.): Endpapers loose, otherwise text block in excellent condition. Frontispiece and single plate to first volume. 4 plates to second. Vols 3 and 4 (295pp. + 280pp.): leather to boards worn in places, particularly at base of spine but again, all still secure and attractive. Some of numerous plates are loose (but all still present), otherwise text block in good condition. 22 plates to third vol. and 37 plates to fourth. Vols 5 and 6 (278pp. and 284pp.): leather to boards worn at edges, particularly head of spine, otherwise rather good. Text block in very good condition. 16 plates to fifth vol. 11 plates to sixth. Vols 7 and 8 (282pp. + 174pp. + index): leather to boards worn and cracked in places, small section has come away at top of spine. Still nice volume to complete set. Text block again, in very good condition. 6 plates to seventh vol. Eighth volume published without plates. All books are bumped and worn at ends of spine and corners. Vol 1&2 binding is further scuffed on back board with small patches where leather has worn away.Vol 3&4 has small patch of leather missing in spine covering; Vol 7&8 has small patch of leather missing at top of spine covering, small patch missing in centre of front board covering. Scattered foxing to page ends, visible when books are closed but inside mostly unaffected. Please contact us for further information, photographs. As this is a mltiple set, it will need extra postage. Please contact us for best rate. Seller Inventory # 30332

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Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by Black & Son, London (1862)

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About this Item: Black & Son, London, 1862. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Intro. dated 1862, title page 1862, so presumed 1st illust. thus. 38 hand-colored plates of wild animals & birds. Bright & clean, 36 full 3/4 leather marbled boards. Raised band spine with gilt design. One color plate with repaired tear, not detectable. Handsome set. Record # 57390. Seller Inventory # 57390

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About this Item: Blackie and Son, 1840. Quarter Leather. Condition: Vg. Illustrated By Nearly Two Thousand Figures (illustrator). First Edition. complete in 2 volumes ,quarter leather with raised bands and leather corners. slight fraying/closed split to spines otherwise volumes tight ,clean and attractive. 564 pages +663 pages ,35 black and white plates ,1 folding and numerous text woodcuts. Seller Inventory # 029467

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Goldsmith, Oliver [inscribed By William Bentley]

Published by Blackie & Son Limited, London (1866)

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About this Item: Blackie & Son Limited, London, 1866. Quarter Leather. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated with More Than Two Thousand Figures and Including Color Plates (illustrator). Deluxe Reprint. Vol. I with 568 pages, uncolored frontispiece, colored title, 9 uncolored plates (of 14 listed in index, no trace of missing plates), and all 13 colored plates. Vol. II with 663 pages including directions to the binder at the rear, uncolored frontispiece, colored title, all 21 uncolored plates and all 23 colored plates. Deluxe binding of quarter red calf (spine, adjacent areas, tips), and a spine with seven bands and six compartments, elaborate gilt designs in each, etc. Two morocco spine labels on each volumje, top one dark green, bottom one black, each fine, gilt brilliant. Marbleized boards, endpapers, and edges of page block. Beautiful hand-colored plates with unusual delicacy of color detail. Bindings worn at edges, frayed at tips, rubbed at joints and top/bottom of spine, but all nicely and professionally repaired and refreshed. Vol. II is cracked at rear endpapers, and torn externally for several inches along top rear spine edge, and could benefit from further restoration. Calligraphic inscription to Lovell James Hamlin from William Bentley, dated Christmas 1868. Inscribed By William Bentley. Seller Inventory # 020760

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Pilkington, Mrs.

Published by Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; J.Harris; Darton and Harvey; J.Murray; T. Ostell; Lackington, Allen, and Co.; H.D.Symonds; R.Scholey, and Taylor and Hessey, London (1807)

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About this Item: Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; J.Harris; Darton and Harvey; J.Murray; T. Ostell; Lackington, Allen, and Co.; H.D.Symonds; R.Scholey, and Taylor and Hessey, London, 1807. Hb. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: None. New Edition. Original brown half calf leather boards with original gilt titles on original label and gilt design to spine. Cover: moderately rubbed, small patches of wear and first leather missing to rear head cover by 10 cm x 1cm. Faint scuffing to only some of the extremeties. Once blue edges now quite faded with faint foxing and dusting of soiling. Slight splits to front guttering paper. Olde style signature 1809 to head of Title page and signature to bottom of Title page. Teeny chip to fep fore-edge. Few only pages with faint foxing. Some pages with vey light impression of illustrations transferred. One page white space with penciled line scribbles. 411p Publishers adverts at end. Binding tight. Seller Inventory # 028200

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About this Item: London 1848. 46 hand-colored engravings, 10 x 66.5", 3/4 leather, 536+plates; 541 w/index+plates, ink names & inscriptions, bindings dry & covers detached, spines chipped, plates slightly soiled, plates not consecutively numbered but don't appear lacking any even though some numbers are missing, NUC lists 85 engravings. FIRST IRVING EDITION. Seller Inventory # 91-766

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HISTORY OF THE EARTH AND ANIMATED NATURE: Goldsmith, Oliver

Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by R. Wright, Printer, Philadelphia (1825)

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About this Item: R. Wright, Printer, Philadelphia, 1825. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Complete in five volumes. Bound in the original brown leather. Gilt embellished spine each with an intact title label. Text's interiors are tight, clean & intact. Copper plate illustrations. Volume #1: 416pp, Sketch of the Universe; Astronomy; Earth Surface; Earth Quakes; Mountains, Water & Rivers. Volume #2: 414pp, Devoted to Various Animals. Volume #3: 412pp, Various Animals. Volume #4: 404pp, Various Birds. Volume #5: 398pp, All about the insect world. Conditions range from G+ to VG. Leather with a few scratch marks. Earth Science ; Copper plate Illustrations; 8vo; 2044 pages. Seller Inventory # 15845

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Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by J. Nourse, London (1779)

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About this Item: J. Nourse, London, 1779. 2nd Printing. Complete eight volume set. Second Edition. 8vo. Illustrated with 103 copper natural history engravings of land animals, plants, fishes, insects, etc. (the first edition of 1774 had 101 plates). Contemporary full calf, ornately gilt spines with red & black morocco labels, spine extremities rubbed, some hinges starting but all are sound. A nice set. Seller Inventory # 7072

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About this Item: Fullarton, 1847. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with engraved portrait frontispiece, frontispiece to second volume COLOURED BY HAND, engraved and printed titles (THE FORMER COLOURED BY HAND), and 69 engraved plates ALL FINELY COLOURED BY HAND, first few leaves of first volume lightly browned, a few margins mildly spotted; strongly bound in nineteenth century half calf, green ribbed cloth sides, backs with five flat bands tooled in gilt, second compartments with red leather labels ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments elaborately tooled in blind, red sprinkled edges, expertly recased with new grey endpapers to style, a very good, bright, crisp copy. With the nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate oF M. Hamilton Graham on front paste-downs. Crisp copy of a richly illustrated work notorious for completeness and placement of plates. Here the plates are placed throughout the two volumes by taxonomy rather than numerical sequence. WANTING ONLY THREE PLATES (21,31, 38) AND THUS UNUSUALLY NEAR COMPLETE. Seller Inventory # 33152

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Goldsmith, Oliver

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About this Item: 6 (of 8) Vols. London 1774. Illus, 8 x 5", old tree calf, EX-LIBRARY with usual markings, ink names, well worn, extremities chipped, hinges weak, scattered foxing. Lacks vols. 7 & 8. FIRST EDITION. Seller Inventory # 95-9204

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Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by London, printed for J. Nourse 1774 (1774)

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About this Item: London, printed for J. Nourse 1774, 1774. First edition. With 101 engraved plates (all) by Elias Martin and Isaac Taylor. 8 volumes in contemporary brown mottled full calf, somewhat worn and faded, gilt edges of covers, sparsely gilt spines with red labels, yellow edges. Last endpapers in vol. VIII with a handwritten list of the Taylor plates. Bookplates of Porkington Library and Owen Ormsby Esq. From the library of the Swedish book collector Bengt Bernström. From the Swedish point oif view it is of course interesting to find, that 28 of the illustrations are engraved by Elias Martin. Nissen: ZBI, 1621 (calls for 94 plates); Anker 167. Seller Inventory # 180150

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GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Published by J. Nourse, London (1774)

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About this Item: J. Nourse, London, 1774. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 8vo. Complete set of eight volumes bound in 1/4 calf and marbled paper over boards. Illustrated with engravings (uncolored) throughout. This marked this beginning of an enormously successfully run, as Goldsmith's Animated Nature went through over twenty editions into the Victorian era. A handsome, appealing set. Seller Inventory # LD15295

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Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, Bookseller to His Majesty, London (1774)

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About this Item: Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, Bookseller to His Majesty, London, 1774. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. A nice copy of this handsome first edition in original leather binding, having sprinkled edges, two spine-labels, gilt fleurons along backstrip, and gilt dentelles. Gilt on labels in very good shape, but some loss of gilt to fleurons and to dentelles. Some shelfwear-rubbing to covers, some rubbing to corners, several joints and hinges starting but still holding solidly, some mild foxing throughout, some tanning to pastedown margins and to prelims and final pages, and a suggestion of dampstain to several pages of vol 1 only (not affecting legibility). Covers to volume viii loose but present. [ Montreal Books rating system: 1. Fine 2. Near Fine 3. Very Good 4. Good 5. Fair ]. Seller Inventory # 017194

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Goldsmith, Oliver

Published by Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, Bookseller to His Majesty, London (1774)

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About this Item: Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, Bookseller to His Majesty, London, 1774. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good-. First Edition. A nice copy of this handsome first edition in original leather binding, having sprinkled edges, two spine-labels, gilt fleurons along backstrip, and gilt dentelles. Gilt on labels in very good shape, but some loss of gilt to fleurons and to dentelles. Some shelfwear-rubbing to covers, some rubbing to corners, several joints and hinges starting but still holding solidly, some mild foxing throughout, some tanning to pastedown margins and to prelims and final pages, and a suggestion of dampstain to several pages of vol 1 only (not affecting legibility). Covers to volume viii loose but present. [ Montreal Books rating system: 1. Fine 2. Near Fine 3. Very Good 4. Good 5. Fair ] Size: 8vo. Book. Seller Inventory # 017194

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Goldsmith, Oliver.

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About this Item: London: J. Nourse, 1774. 8 vols., 8vo, [2], xviii, 401; [3], 399; [4], 403; [4], "538" (i.e. 358); [4], 400; [4], 406; [4], 368; [4], 200, [334, index] pp. 101 plates, of which 28 are engraved by Elias Martin [1739-1818], and 73 by Isaac Taylor [1730-1807]. Contemporary calf, red and green morocco labels, yellow edges. A very good set. First edition, first issue with p. 91 in vol. 2 uncancelled (see below). "Oliver Goldsmith's An History of the Earth and Animated Nature has been described as everything from 'hackwork' to his 'most substantial literary legacy' " (Wardle, 1957). The first edition (in eight volumes) appeared in London in 1774 and was pirated in the same year. 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. Although Goldsmith drew almost all of his information from the work of other naturalists, he set out with a very Romantic goal in mind. He had first planned to translate Pliny's Natural History and then, after reading Buffon, he decided that "the best imitation of the ancients was to write from our own feelings and to imitate nature." The linking of emotion and mimetic imitation to the natural world echoed precisely the claims poets would be making for the next century. Goldsmith's Animated Nature went through over twenty editions into the Victorian era; though it can be criticized on technical grounds, the work became the source of what countless individuals in the English-speaking world knew about the natural world around them. Goldsmith wrote with clarity and precision; for example, he admitted one of the most common confusions in natural history of the period in his discussion of the "border" between plants and animals: it frequently puzzles the naturalist to tell exactly where animal life begins, and vegetable terminates; nor, indeed, is it easy to resolve, whether some objects offered to view be of the lowest of the animal, or the highest of the vegetable races. The sensitive plant, that moves at the touch, seems to have as much perception as the fresh water polypus, that is possessed of a still slower share of motion. Besides, the sensitive plant will not reproduce upon cutting it in pieces, which the polypus is known to do; so that the vegetable production seems to have the superiority. Goldsmith weighed in on the side of those who believed that all human varieties derived from a single species, admitting however that great changes seemed able to occur in individual members of a species, including our own. His entire discussion of humans takes place, significantly, in a section of his work entitled "An History of Animals": "If we look round the world, there seem to be not above six distinct varieties in the human species, each of which is strongly marked, and speaks the kind seldom to have mixed with any other. But there is nothing in the shape, nothing in the faculties, that shows their coming from different originals; and the varieties of climate, of nourishment, and custom, are sufficient to produce every change." Dr. Johnson wrote an epitaph in Westminster Abbey that affirms natural history's importance in Goldsmith's canon: "To the Memory of Oliver Goldsmith, poet, naturalist and historian." (Ashton Nichols). Nissen ZBI, 1621 (calls for 94 plates). Ward & Carozzi, 932. Freeman 1352. Anker 167. Tinker 1137. Wood, p. 362. Lowndes notes that a leaf was cancelled which describes the famed mathematician Maclaurin as constantly yawning (vol. 2, p.91/2). Seller Inventory # 5231

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