1765 Buffon Natural History ANIMALS Illustrated Giraffe Lemur Mongoose Zoology

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc

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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 of natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds.

 

This thirteenth volume includes the most plates of any volume of Buffon’s ‘Natural History’. With 59 full-page engravings, this tome features a wide variety of animals from all over the world. Animals include: Giraffe, tarsier, lemur, fossa, mongoose, hamster, gerbil, marmoset, bats, wildcats, ocelot, serval, margay, lemming, sable, martens, and more! The illustrations depict full-grown adults and anatomical views (bones, muscles, reproductive organs, etc.). Each description covers habitat, taxonomy, and other aspects of the animal.

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1765 Buffon Natural History ANIMALS Illustrated Giraffe Lemur Mongoose Zoology

 

“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 of natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds.

 

This thirteenth volume includes the most plates of any volume of Buffon’s ‘Natural History’. With 59 full-page engravings, this tome features a wide variety of animals from all over the world. Animals include: Giraffe, tarsier, lemur, fossa, mongoose, hamster, gerbil, marmoset, bats, wildcats, ocelot, serval, margay, lemming, sable, martens, and more! The illustrations depict full-grown adults and anatomical views (bones, muscles, reproductive organs, etc.). Each description covers habitat, taxonomy, and other aspects of the animal.

 

Item number: #20872

Price: $599

 

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc

 

Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, : avec la description du cabinet du roy… vol. xiii

 

A Paris: De l’Imprimerie royale., 1765. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages;
    • [6], xx, 441, [3]
    • 59 leaves of plates
    • Includes ‘general’ title page consistent with first editions
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~10in X 8.25in (25.5cm x 21cm)

 

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20872

Categories

Natural History

Medicine & Science

Authors

BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete