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Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, illustrated with above 600 copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds ...[and] The History of Birds ..In Twenty Volumes

Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, illustrated with above 600 copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds ...[and] The History of Birds ..In Twenty Volumes

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Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, illustrated with above 600 copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds ...[and] The History of Birds ..In Twenty Volumes

by Count de Buffon, William Smellie [translator]

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London : T Cadell and W Davies; R C and J Rivington; et al, 1812 A very good set of this 20 volume edition with black and white frontispiece, 2 folding maps, and 681 hand coloured plates. With an account of Buffon's life by William Wood. It is rare to find this set with hand colouring. In contemporary full speckled calf bindings that have been rebacked to provide new spines with gilt-lined raised bands and title and volume labels. The original boards have scuffing and pitting, and there is light wear at edges and corners, but the bindings are in very good clean condition. Endpapers are marbled and some of the front pastedowns have a scuffed area indicating the removal of bookplates. 2 of the volumes have the armorial bookplate of the Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel, Bart, who was Prime Minister 1834-5. and 1841-6 and is viewed as the founder of the modern British police force. The contents are in very good condition with occasional light spotting, generally at the top margin, and offsetting from the plates. The occasional plate and text page is toned. All the volumes have 2 initial and final blanks, a half title and title, contents listings and directions to the binder. All have the original page marker (torn in one volume). In this set, Vol VI has 2 plates numbered 152 and 2 numbered 158 with different animals; Vol VII lacks one plate (211) and Vol VIII lacks plate 252 but has 2 numbered 254 (different animals). Detailed contents: Vol I: preface by translator and life of Buffon pp lv; text 496pp; 2 folding hand coloured maps. Vol II: text 592pp; 13 plates, of which 6 are folding. There is a small hole in text p 443. Vol III: text 567 pp; 1 plate. Vol IV: text 419 pp including folding chart of dogs; 48 plates. Vol V: text 378 pp; 63 plates. Vol VI: text 439pp; 67 plates. Vol VII: 477 pp; 49 plates of which 2 are folding. Vol VIII: 400 pp; 49 plates. Vol IX: 406pp; 56 plates. Vol X: text 288 pp; appendix with half title to p396; index 44 pp; 69 plates. Vol XI: [first volume of Birds]preface by translator pp xvi; text 435 pp; notes by translator to p 444; 29 plates (29 is misprinted 39 on directions to binder). Vol XII: text 518 pp; 27 plates - plate numbering not in sequence. p 305 has lost the bottom corner tip. Vol XIII: 496pp; 27 plates. Vol XIV: 464 pp; 22 plates. Vol XV: 468 pp; 22 plates. Vol XVI: 494 pp; 15 plates. Vol XVII: 574 pp; 19 plates. Vol VXIII: 567 pp; 31 plates. Vol XIX: 514 pp; 40 plates. Vol XX: text 1-390; appendix by translator to p 515; index 88 pp; 34 plates.

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Title
Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, illustrated with above 600 copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds ...[and] The History of Birds ..In Twenty Volumes
Author
Count de Buffon, William Smellie [translator]
Illustrator
Warner, A Bell
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Full-Leather
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
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Edition
New Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
T Cadell and W Davies; R C and J Rivington; et al
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1812
Keywords
Comte de buffon; william smellie; hand coloured buffon; sir robert peel;
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; birds;
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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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