BUFFON, George Louis Leclerc

Natural History

£2,000

Natural History
general and peculiar
Strahan, London 1785

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Natural History

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Description

A most attractive set in a fine contemporary binding. Edited by the Scottish author, printer and natural historian, William Smellie, the present work proved a great success and was still being reprinted as late as 1866. For the purpose of providing the translation, Smellie taught himself French.

Description

9 volumes, 8vo., 308 copper engraved plates, 7 folding plates, 2 maps, contemporary calf , red and green morocco labels, a fine set.

Provenannce; Sir Richard Johnstone (armorial bookplate).

Bibliography

Nissen ZBI 718.

 

Stock ID: 85593