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Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de (1783-1788)


Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de (1783-1788)

Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de (1783-1788)

Histoire | Naturelle | Des Minéraux. | Par M. le Comte De Buffon, Intendant du | Jardin & du Cabinet du Roi, de l’Académie | Françoise, de celle des Sciences, &c. | [double rule] | Tome Premier. [-Second, -Troisième, -Quatrième, -Cinquième] | [double rule] | [ornament] | A Paris, | De L’Imprimerie Royale. | [rule] | M. DCCLXXXIII.

Half title page of Vol. 5: Histoire Naturelle | Des Minéraux. | [double rule] | Tome V. | [double rule] | Traité De L’Aimant | Et De Ses Usages.

Collation: 5 vols.
Vol 1: 4°: π2 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa-Zzz4 Aaaa-Ffff4; [4] [1] 2-557 [1 blank] i-xl [2 blank] p.
Vol 2: 4°: π2 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaaa-Iiii4 Kkkk2; [4] [1] 2-602 i-xxvi p.
Vol 3: 4°: π3 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa-Zzz4 Aaaa-Mmmm4; [6] [1] 2-636 i-xix [1 blank] p.
Vol 4: 4°: π3 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa-Ppp4; [6] [1] 2-448 i-xxxix [1 blank] p.
Vol 5: 4°: π4 A-Z4 Aa-Cc4 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4; [1] ii-vii [1: errata] [1] 2-208 [1] 2-368 p., 8 plates

Plates: 8 plates (vol. 5)

Page size: 188 x 250   mm

Binding: contemporary full calf with leather labels and gilt ornaments on spine

Provenance: no marks of provenance

Other editions: 1783 (4° edition), 1798-99

References: Schuh 971

Collection: private collection