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Count De Buffon Buffon, (Georges Louis Le Clerc de)
A Natural History General and Particular Contaning the History Of the Earth, A General History of Man, The Brute Creation, Vegetables, Minerals &c, &c. by George Louis Le Clerc, Count of Buffon. Translated form the French by William Smellie. To Which is Added A History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects, Embracing the Recent Discoveries of Eminent Naturalists Together With and Account of the Most Curious Foreign Plants by Henry Augustus Chambers LL. D. In Two Volumes. [Two Volumes in One - Complete with 52 Hand Coloured Engravings]
London: Published by Richard Evans and John Bourne. London: published by Richard Evans and John Bourne, 1817. A New Edition Corrected and Enlarged. Two volumes in one, collated and complete with 52 hand coloured engraved plates. Joints cracked and repaired (now solid). With plates of a Dodo, page 199 in Vol II, a NarWhale or Sea Unicorn, page 290 of Vol II and a Camelopard (giraffe), page 649 in Vol I. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707–1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste. His works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. Buffon published thirty-six quarto volumes of his Histoire Naturelle during his lifetime; with additional volumes based on his notes and further research being published in the two decades following his death. Ernst Mayr wrote that "Truly, Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century". Buffon held the position of intendant (director) at the Jardin du Roi, now called the Jardin des Plantes. Approximately 8 ½ inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine – fair condition – worn with gilt title and decoration, worn with loss to the spine tops and bases. Joints – fair condition – both joints cracked but subsequently repaired with new leather beneath. Corners – fair condition – bumped and worn through to the boards. Boards – fair condition – worn marked and scratched. Page edges – good condition – darkened to the top edge. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – see ‘Joints’ abo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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