Count de Buffon - Natural history, general and particular - 1812

Description
Count de Buffon - Natural history, general and particular - 1812
Bindings, Collected works, Illustrated, Natural History, Ornithology, Reference works, Science (general) - Quantity: 20 - Other - see description - Book

8vo, 22 x 14 cm , in full calf speckled, with title gilded on spine.
Complete set of 680 copper plates.1 missing ,however, there is an extra bis.
The bindings hold nicely, only in 2 vols, 1 board is detached and another is becoming loose.In 2 volumes the central part of the book has become weak as from photo.
Some volumes are getting weaker due to high usage.
In vol 1 worm trace in the 2 final end leaves and top of page, very small, outside printed area
vol 1 ad 2 title section is Earth,
vol 1 -pp 496 , vol 2 - 592pages
Vol 3 title is Man . vol 3 - 567 pag.
vol 4 till 10 title section is Quadrupeds .
Vol 4 - 419 pag. ( back board getting loose) ; Vol 5 - 378 pag.; vol 6 - 439 pag,; vol 7 - 477 pag. ( last gather. not so firm) ; vol 8 - 400 pag.; vol 9 - 406 pag.; Vol 10 - 396 pag - index pag. ( this vol the binding is getting weaker in the middle - easily fixed)
vol 11 till 20 title section is Birds.
Vol 11 - 464 pag. vol 12 - 518 pages, last gatherings becoming loose : vol 13 - 496 pag. ; vol 14 - 464 pag. ; vol 15 - 468 pages; vol 16 - 494 pages
vol 17 - 574 pages ; vol 18 - 567 pages ; vol 19 - 514 pag.
vol 20 - 515 pages + index pp . 1 Board loose.

Very rare to find the set complete.
Internally is pretty clean and fresh.The reading is really interesting too.
All volumes have 2 ex libris each at the front end leaves.
extra charge for postage as 20 volumes, using Fedex

total 20

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
20
Subject
Bindings, Collected works, Illustrated, Natural History, Ornithology, Reference works, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Count de Buffon
Book Title
Natural history, general and particular
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1812
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
London - T.Cadell
Binding/ Material
Leather
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
496
Dimensions
22×14 cm
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