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BUFFON (GEORGES LOUIS MARIE LECLERC)
NATURAL HISTORY, General and Particular,
William Creech. 1780 8 volumes octavo 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, leather bound in full period calf with red leather lettering labels. Illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece and 298 plates (of 301 wanting the three bis plates in volume 8), cancelled stamps to front free endpapers only, bookplate of Castle Menzies to paste down. Some occasional marginal worming not affecting the plates. VERY DECORATIVE ENGRAVED PLATES OF MAMMALS, engraved within decorative borders - including Dogs, domestic Cats, big Cats, monkeys, Rhino, Elephant, Bison, Buffalo, Camel, Hippo and Zebra. Good clean plates.
Bookseller: Russell Rare Books [UK]

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