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Complete Nine Volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x 5 inches. Polished full calf leather bindings, red leather spine labels, with gilt lettering and decorations. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped and chipped, some rubbing to edges and corners. Spines darkened with some chips to ends. Some partial cracks to hinges, front hinges cracked on vols 6-9. Bookplates to endpapers “Pat. Kelly.” Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. A couple of minor handling marks to pages. Some minor mild foxing to some areas. Ovearall pages and plates all very clean, bright and tight throughout. Some minor rubbing/darkening to edges of folding plates. Else a very clean and tight set. 9 Volumes. Illustrated with 307 B&W copper-plate engravings. Plus 6 fold-out (in vol. 9), including 2 folding maps in vol.1. 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. Complete In Nine Volumes.
Categories: NATURAL HISTORY,
Publisher: London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1785 2nd:
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Seller ID: 82990
Keywords: NATURAL HISTORY BUFFON, COUNT DE: SMELLIE, William: Natural History, General and Particular, 300 Copper-Plates, Illustrated, nine vols, 9, Second Edition, 1785, leather binding, mammals, insects, fish, birds, reptiles, geology, earth, early