A Natural History, General and Particular: Smellie, William A Natural History, General and Particular: Smellie, William A Natural History, General and Particular: Smellie, William A Natural History, General and Particular: Smellie, William

A Natural History, General and Particular

Smellie, William

Published by Richard Evans, London, 1817
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A Natural History, General and Particular; Containing the History and Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, The Brute Creation, Vegetables, Minerals, &c. &c. By George Louis le Clerc, Count of Buffon. Translated from the French by William Smellie, Member of the Antiquarian and Royal Societies of Edinburgh. A New Edition Corrected and Enlarged. To Which is Added A History of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, Embracing the Recent Discoveries of Eminent Naturalists, Together with an Account of the Most Curious Foreign Plants, by Henry Augustus Chambers, Ll.D. Two Volumes, London, Richard Evans, 1817. 4º (260 x 200 mm.), pp. 682, 462. Volume I contains a frontispiece portrait of Buffon and 25 hand-coloured copper engravings as per list, volume II the portrait and 27 hand-coloured copper engravings as per list. Full contemporary diced patterned calf, covers with double gilt fillets, recently rebacked in calf, raised bands, new lettering-pieces, inner hingles strengthened with cloth, corners neatly repaired. Marbled edges and endpapers. Bookseller's ticket (J.B. & H.Hamilton, Drogheda) on pastedown of volume I. A clean copy without foxing, a little minor marginal staining in volume II, a couple of corners torn in volume I (one just touching text), closed tear in one leaf professionally repaired without loss, very light offsetting from some plates, the plates themselves all in excellent state. This quarto edition of Smellie's Buffon is notable mainly for its striking coloured plates, which are printed on better quality paper than the text. Bookseller Inventory # 1120BS

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Title: A Natural History, General and Particular

Publisher: Richard Evans, London

Publication Date: 1817

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