HISTOIRE NATURELLE PAR BUFFON (Volume 2: Quadrupeds, Wild)
Book Details + Condition: Chez Saugrain (Paris), 1798. Hardcover with full leather boards. 323 pages. Written in the original French language. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Measures 5.25" x 3.75". Volume 2 of the 36-volume Naturalist set (The Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, Avec la Description du Cabinet du Roi). 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. This 1798 edition of Volume 2 is comprised of chapters on mammals (quadrupeds). The first 9 volumes of the original Naturalist set was devoted to quadrupeds. Volume 2 is specific to wild animals (such as wolves, deer, foxes, rodents, and more). Special emphasis is given to deer, weasels, and bats (with each having more plates devoted to them). Thirty-three (33) engraved illustrations total. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; wear to original leather boards; binding tape to spine; owner's name on half-title page has been carefully cut out; interior is clean and free of markings.