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Sale: 456 / Rare Books, Nov. 20. 2017 in Hamburg Lot 512

 
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[Buffon, Georges Louis Lerclerc de]
Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière. Cinquième édition. 62 Bde. (von 71). Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1752-83.

Umfangreiche Teilstück der bekannten, reich illustrierten zoologischen Reihe.

Fünfte Ausgabe von Buffons großer Naturgeschichte. - Enthält: Quadrupèdes . Bd. 1-31 (in 32 Bd.; 1752-1768). - Oiseaux . Bd. 1-16 (von 18; 1770-1781). - Minéraux . Bd. 1-2 (von 9; 1783). - Suppléments. Bd. 1-12 (1774-1782). - Buffon "was the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation." (PMM 198) - Die Bände tlw. mit handschriftlichem Tafelverzeichnis am Ende. Bd. XVII der Oiseaux von Hand ergänzt (in gleicher Bindung).

EINBAND: Gefleckter Kalblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und -vergoldung (60 Bände) und Interims-Broschur (2). 16,5 : 10,5 cm (Oktavausgabe). - ILLUSTRATION: Mit 1 gest. Porträt, 954 Kupfertafeln (77 gefalt.), 4 gefalt. Kupferkarten und 1 Falttabelle. - ZUSTAND: Tls. etw. gebräunt und stockfl., 2 Textbll. angerändert, 2 Textbll. gelöst und mit kl. Randläsuren. Einbde. berieben. - PROVENIENZ: Mit gest. Wappen-Exlibris von Striedbeck für Graf Albert Louis von Schulenburg.

LITERATUR: Nissen Zool. 673. - Nissen Vogelb. 160. - Anker 75. - Vgl. Norman Libr. 338 und Wellcome II, 267.

Fifth edition of Buffons great natural history. With 1 engr. portrait, 954 copperplates (77 folding), 4 engr. maps and 1 folding chart. Contemp. spotted calf with label and gilt spine and 2 interim wrappers. 62 vols. (of 71). - Vol. XVII of Oiseaux replaced by hand (in the same binding). - Partly slightly browned and foxed, 2 text leaves remargined, 2 text leaves loosened and with small marginal defects. Binding rubbed. With armorial ex libris by Striedbeck for Count Albert Louis von Schulenburg.

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Georges Louis Lerclerc Buffon
Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. 63 Bde., 17521783.
Post auction sale: € 1,500 / $ 1,755
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