Recently I acquired three volumes of Oliver Goldsmith’s Earth and Animated History. This classic text was re-issued for decades and later editions had hand-painted engravings (see link below) but these were strictly black-and-white. I love how the animals look slightly off, as though the illustrator had never really seen a giraffe (camelopard !) in his life.
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To see and download hand-coloured engravings of Oliver Goldsmith’s birds, go to: [read more]