A History of The Earth and Animated Nature – With an Introductory View of the Animal Kingdom. Translated from the French of Baron Cuvier and with copious Notes, embracing Accounts of New Discoveries in Natural History. [Includes a Biographical Sketch of Oliver Goldsmith: “A Life of the Author”, by Washington Irving]. (Illustrated Edition with full-page portrait of Goldsmith, 45 (of 46) full-page hand-coloured Plates of Butterflies, Birds, Rhonocerous etc. as well as two hand-coloured, additional Titlepages with animal-scenes [plate XXVI (Crocodile) is missing and plates XXXI and XXXVIII were never inteded to be bound with the work]).
First Edition with the Biography of Goldsmith by Washington Irving. Six Parts in Two Volumes (complete set). London, Edinburgh and Dublin, A. Fullerton and Co., 1846-1848. Large Octavo. Pagination: Frontispiece-Portrait of Oliver Goldsmith by S. Freeman from a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Engraved and hand-coloured Titlepage (with tissue-guard), LIV, Hardcover / Original, decorative half-leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. Plate 40 with a minor defect to the outer margins only (no image effected). Bindings in wonderful and firm condition. From the library of one Sara Jeffares (Landscape, 1886), her full name, year and place of lodgings signed by her on the titlepage.