HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX - BUFFON, 1st 1780 BIRDS NATURAL HISTORY PLATES
HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX [NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS]
Book Details + Condition: De l'Imprimerie Royale (Paris). First Edition, 1780. Hardcover. 446 pages. Written in the original French language.Publisher's original full leather boards with gilt. Marbled endpapers. Measures 7"x4.5". Volume 13 of the 36-volume Naturalist set (The Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, Avec la Description du Cabinet du Roi), of which 9 volumes were about birds. Written by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. Buffon was a leading 18th-century French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste. His works influenced the next two generations of naturalists. Contains 14 engraved plates of birds. An overall firm copy, with splitting to boards (binding remains firm and tight however); rubbed corners; light wear to boards; darkening to edges of marbled endpapers; normal age toning to pages; interior has 6-7 pages of pencil underlining and notes, with pencilled notes on endpaper.