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    George Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1785. Later edition. Eighteen volumes. Twelvemo (6.25 x 3.5 inches; 159 x 89 mm). Complete pagination available online. Illustrated with 262 plates, 160 with later amateurish hand-coloring (plates xviii, xvii, and xvi in fourth volume are bound in this order). Bound in full mottled calf with decorated spines, marbled endpapers. Bindings somewhat rubbed, slight toning in some volumes. Very good set. Zimmer 1:104; Nissen IVB 158; Stillwell, pp. 82-83.

    More Information: Pagination:
    Vol 1: [4, table of contents], xxxvi, [1-2], 3-352 pages. 14 plates.
    Vol 2: [4, table of contents], [1], 2-351 pages. 15 plates.
    Vol. 3: [2, table of contents], [1], 2-417 pages. 9 plates.
    Vol. 4: [6, table of contents], [1], 2-405 pages. 18 plates.
    Vol. 5: [i-vi], vii-xiii, [xix], xv-xxiii, [1], 2-456 pages. 19 plates.
    Vol. 6: [i-v], vi-xii, [1], 2-246; i-clxxvii pages. 12 plates.
    Vol. 7: [i-iv], v-xii, [1], 2-430. 13 plates.
    Vol. 8: [i-iv], v-xv, [i], 2-418, i-xlvi pages. 14 plates.
    Vol. 9: [i-iv], v-xii, [1], 2-472 pages. 15 plates.
    Vol. 10: [i-v], vi-xiii, [1], 2-316, i-xlvi pages. 7 plates.
    Vol 11: [i-iv], v-xx, [1], 2-495 pages. 15 plates.
    Vol. 12: [i-iv], v-xii; [1], 2-482 pages. 10 plates.
    Vol. 13: [i-v], vi-xix, [1], 2-446 pages. 14 plates.
    Vol. 14: [i-iv], v-xii, [1], 2-360, i-lxxii pages. 17 plates.
    Vol. 15: [i-iv], v-xvi, [1], 2-439 pages. 24 plates.
    Vol. 16: [i-iv], v-viii, [1], 2-326, i-clii pages. 15 plates.
    Vol. 17: [i-ii], iii-viii, [1], 2-484 pages. 23 plates.
    Vol. 18: [i-ii], iii-iv, [1], 2-135, i-xlvi, 1-486 pages. 8 plates.


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