The System of Natural History by de Buffon (1791)

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The System of Natural History | de Buffon | 1791

 

The System of Natural History, written by the celebrated Buffon, carefully abridged; with additional extracts from other writers.

M. de Buffon
Perth: R. Morrison, 1791

(bound with)

The Natural History of Insects, compiled from Swammerdam, Brookes, Goldsmith, &c.

Perth: R. Morrison, 1792

Leather over boards. pp (vol I) [2] blank, frontispiece, [i] title page, iii-x, 211, with 16 numbered and 6 un-numbered plates; (vol. II) [1] title page, 184, with 23 numbered plates; [1] title page, [2] contents, 210, with 20 numbered plates. 8.5 x 5.5 inches approx. (217mm x 136mm).

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Bears the armorial bookplate of John Jeane Coney.

Later full leather binding with gilt decoration to spine and gilt tooling to edges. Binding somewhat worn, cracking to hinges, front hinge split to lower and upper but holding firm; partial loss of label. Front free endpaper holed to upper margin; occasional light foxing but generally pages and plates remarkably clean throughout.

Overall, showing wear to binding but otherwise a nice, clean copy.

£350.00

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