1799 BIRDS 1ed Buffon Natural History Zoology Ornithology 18v SET + 253 PLATES

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 of natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds. He was one of the first writers to give explanations to give scientific explanations to Animalia rather than use the biblical explanations of creation. The DSB mentions that

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

 

This complete 18-volume set of the ‘Natural History of Birds’ of Buffon is illustrated with incredible engravings depicting birds, both large and small from all over the known world. Filled with more than 250 full-page engravings, this collection of 18 volumes published in French is an incredible study of zoology and ornithology.

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1799 BIRDS 1ed Buffon Natural History Zoology Ornithology 18v SET + 253 PLATES

 

“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. He was one of the first writers to give explanations to give scientific explanations to Animalia rather than use the biblical explanations of creation. The DSB mentions that

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

 

This complete 18-volume set of the ‘Natural History of Birds’ of Buffon is illustrated with incredible engravings depicting birds, both large and small from all over the known world. Filled with more than 250 full-page engravings, this collection of 18 volumes published in French is an incredible study of zoology and ornithology.

 

Item number: #17558

Price: $950

 

BUFFON, Georges Louis Lecrec

 

Histoire naturelle, par Buffon [Oiseaux]

 

A Paris: chez Saugrain, L’an VII de la République, [1799-1804]. First edition.

 

Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages; 18 volumes

  • Illustrated with 253 engravings throughout!
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~5.25in X 3.25in (13.5cm x 8.5cm)

 

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17558

Categories

Natural History

Medicine & Science

Authors

BUFFON, Georges Louis Lecrec

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete