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Title:
Oeuvres Complètes de Buffon

Author:
Buffon, [George Louis Leclerc Comte De]

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Pourrat Frères

Date:
1839

Description:
5 vols. Illustrated with 77 hand-colored engraved plates; 11 steel engraved plates (including frontispiece portrait to Vol. I); 4 folding copper-engraved maps; woodcut vignettes to title-pages plus tables and charts throughout. 10x6¾, period quarter morocco & boards, spines tooled & lettered in gilt. Buffon's famous natural history, published many times in the eighteenth and nineteenth century; Vols. III-V in this edition with many fine hand-colored engraved plates of bipeds, quadrupeds and birds.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light rubbing to leather & covers, shelf wear; Vol. II with some dampstaining to plates; final signatures a bit loose & bottom quarter of pp. 675-676 torn off to Vol. III; Vol. V with insect damage & tears with archival paper repairs from half-title page to p. 35, p. 91-92 with piece missing at fore edge side; occasional darkening &/or foxing to text &/or plates; very good or better overall.


 
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