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Buffon, George Marie Leclerc Comte de

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  • Buffon, George Marie Leclerc Comte de
  • An illustrated manuscript copy of part of the Histoire naturelle. French, late eighteenth or early nineteenth century
  • paper
6 volumes, 4to (215 x 165mm.), the volumes ranging from 200pp. to 600pp., numerous pencil illustrations after the original engraved plates, contemporary boards with original ties, some dampstaining, mainly to the text

Catalogue Note

An unusual manuscript rendition of parts of Buffon's monumental Histoire naturelle, containing many fine pencil drawings after Buffon’s plates, the subjects almost all mammals, including monkeys, hoofed quadrupeds, bats, seals, stoats and shrews, etc.