Natural History, general and particular... illustrated with above six hundred copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds... 20 volumes.

By: BUFFON, George Louis Le Clerc, Count de.

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The History of Man and Quadrupeds, translated with notes and observations by William Smellie. A new edition, carefully corrected and considerably enlarged, by many additional articles, notes and plates and some account of the life of M. de Buffon by William Wood. Volumes I-II: Theory of the Earth. Volume III: History of Man. Volumes IV-X: History of Quadrupeds (the first ten volumes with 418 plates including a frontis portrait of Buffon, two folding maps and three folding plates - 419 plates actually as there are two numbered 152 - and an index). Volumes XI-XX: History of Birds (262 plates, index). Volume XIV has 6 additional pages (cancels numbered 49*-54*). Contemporary full calf, spine labels and gilt decorations, the boards diced in blind and with gilt rules; the extremities a little rubbed but in nice attractive condition. There is offsetting from many of the plates and some are a little spotted. Volumes IV & V have a little crinkling to many of their plates and Volume VII has quite a bit of spotting throughout, otherwise the text pages very clean. Most volumes appear little used; a very good set in contemporary binding.

Title: Natural History, general and particular... illustrated with above six hundred copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds... 20 volumes.

Author Name: BUFFON, George Louis Le Clerc, Count de.

Categories: Natural History,

Publisher: London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies [et al]: 1812

Seller ID: 32931

Keywords: animals birds cat79 natural history ornithology,