1755 Buffon DOGS Natural History ANIMALS 52 Illustrated PIGS Goats Sheep Rams

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc

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“Virtually all the well-known writers of the Enlightenment were ‘Buffonians’”

Ernst Mayer

 

The monumental work by Comte de Buffon, “Histoire Naturelle,” was fascinating 18th-century collection of articles and encyclopedia entries on material sciences, physics, chemistry, technology, as well as the history of animals. Buffon wrote the volumes with the intent of addressing all of natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds.

 

This fifth volume includes history of hooved animals – sheep, goats, rams, and pigs, as well as a description of dogs. While each volume of this set is illustrated, this particular tome includes over fifty full-page engravings.

 

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1755 Buffon DOGS Natural History ANIMALS 52 Illustrated PIGS Goats Sheep Rams

 

“Virtually all the well-known writers of the Enlightenment were ‘Buffonians’”

Ernst Mayer

 

The monumental work by Comte de Buffon, “Histoire Naturelle,” was fascinating 18th-century collection of articles and encyclopedia entries on material sciences, physics, chemistry, technology, as well as the history of animals. Buffon wrote the volumes with the intent of addressing all of natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds.

 

This fifth volume includes history of hooved animals – sheep, goats, rams, and pigs, as well as a description of dogs. While each volume of this set is illustrated, this particular tome includes over fifty full-page engravings.

 

Item number: #449

Price: $ 550

 

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc

 

Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, : avec la description du cabinet du roy.

 

À Paris, : De l’Imprimerie royale., MDCCLV. [1755]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation of fifth volume complete with all pages: [4], 311, [1], [LII leaves of plates]
    • Includes ‘general’ title page consistent with first editions.
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Language: French
  • Size: ~10in X 8in (25.5cm x 20cm)

 

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Category

Natural History

Authors

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete