1758 Buffon Natural History ANIMAL Science Illustrated Fox Wolf Otter Squirrels

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, he focused on the individual orders of living things. The DSB mentions that

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

 

This 1758 seventh volume includes nearly fifty illustrations of small animals and rodents. Many of the Buffon tomes focus on two or three animals and the various breeds therein, however, this unique tome includes dozens of animals and illustrations of each of them! Included are: wolves, foxes, badgers, otters, martens, ferrets, weasels, ermines, squirrels, rats, mice, and more. Physical descriptions of each are paired with engravings.

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1758 Buffon Natural History ANIMAL Science Illustrated Fox Wolf Otter Squirrels

 

“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, he focused on the individual orders of living things. The DSB mentions that

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

 

This 1758 seventh volume includes nearly fifty illustrations of small animals and rodents. Many of the Buffon tomes focus on two or three animals and the various breeds therein, however, this unique tome includes dozens of animals and illustrations of each of them! Included are: wolves, foxes, badgers, otters, martens, ferrets, weasels, ermines, squirrels, rats, mice, and more. Physical descriptions of each are paired with engravings.

 

Item number: #19519

Price: $499

 

BUFFON, Georges Louis Lecrec

 

Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, tome septieme.

 

Paris : Imprimerie Royale, 1758.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages;
    • [6], 378, [2]
    • 48 engravings throughout
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Gilt supralibros of the French royal coat of arms on front and back boards
  • Size: ~10.25in X 8in (26cm x 20.5cm)

 

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19519

Categories

Natural History

Medicine & Science

Authors

BUFFON, Georges Louis Lecrec

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete