• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 247

    BUFFON, Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, Comte de (1707-88). Natural History. Containing a Theory of the Earth, a general history of Man. London: H.D. Symonds, 1810-[1811-1807]. 10 volumes, 8° (196 x 115mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait in vol.I, 5 sepia and 90 hand-coloured engraved plates. (P.321 in vol.V crudely repaired with adhesive tape, occasional spotting, stronger on a few leaves). Contemporary half calf (extremities rubbed and a little scuffed). Provenance: Mr Mactier (booklabel).

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    BUFFON, Georges Louis Marie Leclerc, Comte de (1707-88). Natural History. Containing a Theory of the Earth, a general history of Man. London: H.D. Symonds, 1810-[1811-1807]. 10 volumes, 8° (196 x 115mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait in vol.I, 5 sepia and 90 hand-coloured engraved plates. (P.321 in vol.V crudely repaired with adhesive tape, occasional spotting, stronger on a few leaves). Contemporary half calf (extremities rubbed and a little scuffed). Provenance: Mr Mactier (booklabel).

    BUFFON, G.L.M.L. Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles. London: for H.D. Symonds, sold by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1815-1816. 6 volumes, 8° (195 x 115mm). 50 hand-coloured engraved plates only (of ?53, a few gathering spottes or lightly browned). Uniformly-bound with the above (head of spine of one vol. chipped away, extremities rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: Mr Mactier (booklabel). (16)


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