4to., contemporary leather binding with gilt ornamentation to spine, raised bands, green and red leather labels, pp. 402, , with 54 very fine copper-engraved plates and other exquisite ornamental engravings throughout volume. Two library stamps, old library sticker to foot of spine; otherwise an excellent copy, the plates clean and bright. Illustrated by esteemed engravers Jean Charles Baquoy (known as Buvee l’Americain or l’Ameriquain), Jacques de Seve et al. The eighth volume of the Comte de Buffon’s Histoire naturelle, an illustrated encyclopedia of the natural sciences written between 1749 to 1804 (and continued with eight more volumes after Buffon’s death). Text in French.
BUFFON, Comte de [LECLERC, Georges-Louis]., Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi. Tome Huitieme., De L’Imprimerie Royale, 1760
SKU: 034460 Categories: Botany, Natural History Tags: Buffon, Buvee l'americain, Diderot, eighteenth century, enlightenment, France, French, Illustration, Jacques de Seve, Jean Charles Baquoy, mammalia, Natural History, Paris