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Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des poissons. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mis dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des notes et des additions. Tomes 1-13 (complete).
Paris, F. Dufart, An XI-XII [1803-1804]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (21.0 x 13.5 cm). Over 5,461 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 77 engraved, hand-coloured plates. Uniform contemporary (publisher's) grey boards with paper label on spine.l The complete ichthyology, in the rare hand-coloured edition, of this famous work, which covers volumes 65-77 of the whole "Suite de Buffon" edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812), "membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes et littéraires". This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of the author and editor, also in very fine hand-colouring, and one large folded table of the ichthyological system. Uncut. Some faint dampstaining to, mainly, the inner corners of a few volumes, sometimes more extensively stained, especially on the text pages. The plates are generally clean, with bright colouring. In all a good, unmarked complete set. Dean II, p. 469; Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 2388.
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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