1788 1ed Natural History of SNAKES Lacepede Serpents Lizards Reptiles 4v Set

LA CEPEDE, Bernard Germain de

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In 1749, Comte de Buffon began work on “Histoire Naturelle”, an encyclopedia-style work that was known to cover all natural sciences known to the world. It was a major undertaking, and Buffon required help from his colleagues in organizing and content production.

 

As a young learner, Bernard Germain de Lacépède read these early volumes and was immediately interested in the sciences. As he grew, he wrote treatises that sparked the interest of Buffon, who would become his friend and mentor. Eventually, his work on zoology, “History of Oviparity Quadrupeds and Snakes” would become a continuation, or supplement, to Buffon’s landmark work.

 

This fine, first edition set includes numerous full-page illustrations depicting snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, and other ‘low-to-the-ground’ reptiles and amphibians. A truly remarkable set.

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1788 1ed Natural History of SNAKES Lacepede Serpents Lizards Reptiles 4v Set

 

In 1749, Comte de Buffon began work on “Histoire Naturelle”, an encyclopedia-style work that was known to cover all natural sciences known to the world. It was a major undertaking, and Buffon required help from his colleagues in organizing and content production.

 

As a young learner, Bernard Germain de Lacépède read these early volumes and was immediately interested in the sciences. As he grew, he wrote treatises that sparked the interest of Buffon, who would become his friend and mentor. Eventually, his work on zoology, “History of Oviparity Quadrupeds and Snakes” would become a continuation, or supplement, to Buffon’s landmark work.

 

This fine, first edition set includes numerous full-page illustrations depicting snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, and other ‘low-to-the-ground’ reptiles and amphibians. A truly remarkable set.

 

Item number: #16494

Price: $950

 

LA CEPEDE, Bernard Germain de

 

Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares et des serpens

 

Paris : Hôtel de Thou, 1788-1790. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes
    • I – 60, 359, [1]
    • II – iv, 462, [2]
    • III – 24, 432
    • IV – 8, 408
    • 35 full page illustrations throughout
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10.5cm)

 

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16494

Categories

Natural History

Medicine & Science

Authors

LA CEPEDE, Bernard Germain de

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete