Buffon - Œuvres complètes de Buffon - 1838

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Buffon - Œuvres complètes de Buffon - 1838
Botany, Natural History, Ornithology, Science (general) - Quantity: 1 - Book

Buffon (1707-1788)

Œuvres complètes de Buffon avec des extraits de Daubenton, et la classification de Cuvier.

Paris, chez Furne, 1838-1841.

6 large octavo volumes (26 x 16.5 cm), red half shagreen (period binding), decorated spines with raised bands, speckled edges, ex-libris belonging to Countess de Salis, [4]-782; [4]-775; [2]-723-[3]; [4]-784; [4]-653; [4]-730 pages (complete). 2 plates and 2 sheets of text detached from volume VI, small tear with nothing missing on 2 plates in volume VI. Good overall condition.

Edition adorned with 123 tipped-in plates, including a portrait of Buffon in frontispiece, 5 maps and 17 colourised engravings depicting 400 subjects after the drawings of Edition Traviès.

Volume 1: Matières générales. Théorie de la Terre.
Volume 2: Matières générales. Théorie de la Terre. Minéraux.
Volume 3 and 4 : Mammifères.
Volume 5 and 6 : Oiseaux.

Good copy.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Botany, Natural History, Ornithology, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Buffon
Book Title
Œuvres complètes de Buffon
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1838
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
4472
Dimensions
260×165 mm
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