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Buffon, G L L Comte De"
Oeuvres completes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linneenne et la classification de Cuvier. Revues sur l'edition in 4to de l'Imprimerie Royale et annotees par M. Flourens."
Paris, Garnier freres, 1853-1854. In 12 volumes. Very large 8vo (26.7 x 17.8 cm). Text with one engraved frontispiece, one engraved portrait, 160 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform dark blue half calf over pebbled boards; spines with four raised bands, compartments with gilt vignettes and titles. Iridescent endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine, uniformly bound set of one of the many Oeuvres completes by this famous author, mostly dealing with birds (four volumes), mammals (three volumes) and minerals (three). With a preface by Marie-Jean-Pierre Flourens. Heim regards this edition as the 8th important edition after Buffon's death in 1788. Nissen states an incorrect amount of plates. Apart from some foxing in the text a fine set. R. Heim, 1952 Buffon, Les grands naturalistes Francais p. 232; Hoover, 192; Nissen Zbi, 704."
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