Always finding great things as I clean the books in our Special Collections. I am currently on “N” as in Nature Studies and this is what I found when I carefully opened the book. I KNEW there would be something good in there just by the cover and the whiff of its age.
The book is A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith. We have Volumes I and II published in 1857 and then Volume III published in 1856 but with simpler, black and white engravings.
The images are simply beautiful.