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Eight Volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x 5 inches. Polished full calf leather bindings, red and black leather spine labels, with gilt lettering and decorations. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to edges and corners. Some minor darkening and handling to covers. Bookplates to endpapers “Pat. Kelly.” Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. A couple of minor handling marks to pages. Some minor, very faint staining to bottom corners of pages in vols 3 &6. Else pages and plates all very clean, bright and tight throughout. Lacks Volume 2. Else a very clean and tight set. 8 Volumes (of 9.) Profusely illustrated with 276 B&W copper-plate engravings. Plus 6 fold-out, including 2 other maps. Early Second Edition of Buffon’s Famous Natural History.
Title: Natural History, General and Particular. Translated into English. Illustrated with above 300 Copper-Plates, and occasional notes and observations by William Smellie. Second Edition. In Eight Volumes (of Nine.)
Categories: NATURAL HISTORY,
Publisher: London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1785 2nd:
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Seller ID: 82230
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY BUFFON, COUNT DE: SMELLIE, William: Natural History, General and Particular, 300 Copper-Plates, Illustrated, Eight Volumes, nine vols, 9, Second Edition, 1785, leather binding, mammals, insects, fish, birds, reptiles, geology, earth,