[Count] Buffon / Barr, Barr’s Buffon. Buffon’s Natural History / Natural History…
[Count] Buffon / Barr, Barr's Buffon. Buffon's Natural History / Natural History
[Comte De] Buffon [Georges-Louis Leclerc] / Barr, J.S. Barr’s Buffon. Buffon’s Natural History / Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles. Buffon’s Natural History. Containing A Theory of the Earth, A General History of Man, opf the brute Creation, and of Vegetables, Minerals &c &c &c From the French with Notes by the Translator. In ten Volumes / Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles. Embellished with Upwards of Two Hundred Engravings. In Five Volumes. Ten plus Five Volumes. Two complete Sets in 15 Volumes Total. London, Printed for the Propietor and sold by H.D. Symonds 1797 / 1798. 19 x 11.5 cm. Vol.1: viii, 333 pages / Vol.2: iv, 348 pages / Vol.3: (2), 348 pages, 4 plates / Vol.4: (2), 352 pages, 1 plate / Vol.5: (2), 347 pages, 16 plates / Vol.6: iv, 346 pages, 19 plates / Vol.7: iv, 338 pages, 13 plates / Vol.8: iv, 343 pages, 18 plates / Vol.9: vi, 355 pages, 15 plates / Volume 10: (2), 366 pages / Vol.11: vii, 322 pages, 13 plates / Volume 12: vii, 332 pages, 8 plates / Vol.13: viii, 320 pages, 9 plates / Vol.14: viii, 322 pages, 8 plates / Vol.15: viii, 386 plates. See comments below for plates. Contemporary uniform tree calf. Two spine labels and gilt line decorations. Two red spine labels on all volumes. Some spine labels replaced at a later stage. Gilt line decorations on spine. Very good condition. Bindings rubbed and bumped. Front hinge of volume 12 weak, but holding. Ex Libris of previous owner on front paste down of all volumes. Edges and end papers age darkened. Front free end paper of volume one with small paper losses. Internally a very clean set. Some age darkening, Overall a very nice complete set.
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