1792 Buffon Natural History Illustrated BIRDS Zoology Ornithology SNAKES Monkeys

BUFFON, Georges Louis Lecrec

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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-natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds. He was one of the first writers to give explanations to give scientific explanations to Animalia rather than use the biblical explanations of creation. The DSB mentions that

“Buffon’s order is formed by a philosophical bias rather than by science.”

 

This beautiful two-volume edition includes over 100 engravings of birds, monkeys, fish and wales, snakes, and large land animals!

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1792 Buffon Natural History Illustrated BIRDS Zoology Ornithology SNAKES Monkeys

 

“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-natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds. He was one of the first writers to give explanations to give scientific explanations to Animalia rather than use the biblical explanations of creation. The DSB mentions that

“Buffon’s order is formed by a philosophical bias rather than by science.”

 

This beautiful two-volume edition includes over 100 engravings of birds, monkeys, fish and wales, snakes, and large land animals!

Item number: #7915

Price: $599

BUFFON, Georges Louis Lecrec

Buffon’s natural history, abridged: including the history of the elements, the Earth, mountains, rivers, seas, winds, whirlwinds, waterspouts, volcanoes, earthquakes, man, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, shellfish, lizards, serpents, insects, & vegetables.

London: Published as the Act directs for C. & G. Kearsley, 1792.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes

o   Vol. I – xxxviii, [2], 353, [1]

o   Vol. II – 494

o   107 leaves of plates

  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate

o   Jos. F. Green

  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5.5in (20cm x 14cm)

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7915

Category

Natural History

Authors

BUFFON, Georges Louis Lecrec

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete