Three wonderful volumes of Goldsmith’s Animated Nature. Beautiful gilt embossed bindings and gilt page edges. With super colour/ black and white plates including some fabulous insect / bee ones and an hilarious engraving of ‘variations on the human race’. The text in these Victorian natural history books is brilliant, so colourful and verbose particularly regarding ‘Squirrels in fixed cages’ !
Three Volumes of Goldsmith’s Animated Nature