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Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de (1707-1788) Oeuvres Completes

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2687BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 17, 2013 11:00AM


Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de (1707-1788) Oeuvres Completes Paris: Dumenil, 1837.
Nine octavo volumes, frontispiece portrait of Buffon opposite the title, volume one; volumes one through four contain Matieres Generales, volumes five and six: Histoire Naturelle [des] Quadrupedes, illustrated with forty-four plates; volumes seven through nine: Histoire Naturelle [des] Oiseaux, illustrated with fifty-six plates; all plates hand-colored; the set bound in contemporary uniform half sheepskin bindings, marbled boards, contents generally good, some spotting, some pages toned, light occasional foxing, 8 x 5 in. (9)
Estimate $800-1,200

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Georges Louis Leclerc, Paris