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George Louis Le Clerc
the Count of Buffon

A Natural History, General and Particular; containing the History and Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, The Brute Creation, Vegetables, Minerals, etc., etc.

by George Louis Le Clerc, Count of Buffon
(translated from the French by William Smellie)
published by Thos. Kelley, 1834, London

Original 175-plus-year-old, hand-coloured engravings
Sheet size: approx. 8 x 10.875 inches.

some foxing and grubbiness - click thumbnails for view

William Smellie
William Smellie


Night Heron of Tartary
The Night Heron of Tartary

$85


Secretary Bird
The Secretary

$85


Numidian and Crowned Cranes
The Numidian Crane
The Crowned or Boliare Crane

$100


The Demoisell, or Numidian Crane
The Demoiselle, or Numidian Crane

$75


The Crowned Cranes
The Crowned Cranes

$100


Curassows
The Curassows

$75


Ostrich
The Ostrich

$85


The Emeus (Emus)
The Emeus (Emus)

$85


The Oussard Eagle and The Boatman
The Oussard Eagle and The Boatman

$85


The Eagle of the Andes
The Eagle of the Andes

$115


Spotted Guinea Fowl, Marginated Long-tailed Dove
PLATE 26 (1)

Spotted Guinea Fowl, Marginated Long-tailed Dove

(print 1, notice the same plate to the right
with very different colouring)


$85


Spotted Guinea Fowl, Marginated Long-tailed Dove
PLATE 26 (2)

Spotted Guinea Fowl, Marginated Long-tailed Dove

(print 2, notice the same plate to the left
with very different colouring)


$85


Dodo, etc.
PLATE 5 (1)

1. The Black & Yellow Creeper
2. The Brown & White Creeper
3. The Cayenne Creeper
4. Dodo
5. Purre or Stint

(print 1, notice the same plate to the right
with very different colouring)


$105


Dodo, creepers, etc.
PLATE 5 (2)

1. The Black & Yellow Creeper
2. The Brown & White Creeper
3. The Cayenne Creeper
4. Dodo
5. Purre or Stint

(print 2, notice the same plate to the left
with very different colouring)


$100


Kingfisher, etc.
PLATE 70

1. Sacred Kingfisher
2. The African Creeper
3. The Red-spotted Indian Creeper
4. Eider Duck male & female
5. Gargancy male

Plate 48 Chinese Drake, etc
PLATE 48

Crown Bird / Chinese Drake
Peronoptere / Ostrich
Eagle of Monte Video / Eagle of Astracan
Gypaete of the Alps / Gypaete of Africa

$85


Plate 52 Turkey, etc.
PLATE 52

The Ruff / Lapwing
Male & Female Partridges / Male & Female Quails
Black Cock / Cock of the Wood
Turkey / Cock

(first plate, see second plate to the right
with very different colouring and no plate number)


$75


Turkey, cock, etc.
[PLATE 52]

The Ruff / Lapwing
Male & Female Partridges / Male & Female Quails
Black Cock / Cock of the Wood
Turkey / Cock

(second plate, see first plate to the left
with very different colouring and printed plate number)


$85


Plate 37 Owls, etc.
PLATE 37

1. Eagle
2. Vulture
3. Honey Buzzard (Hawk)
4. Falcon
5. Kite
6. Barn Owl
7. Horned Owl
8. Lori of South Sea Island
9. Lori
10. Green Parrot

$85



PLATE 39

1. Peacock
2. Bustard
3. Silver Do.
4. Golden Pheasant
5. Wood Pecker
6. Tropic Birds & nest
7. Bullfinch
8. Goldfinch
9. Linnet
10. Red Pole
11. Crested Wren
12. Wren
13. Cuckoo

$100


Frontispiece with Buffon and vignette
Frontispiece

Portrait of George Louis Le Clerc,
Count of Buffon


with charming vignette with volcano, elephant,
camel, leopard, sea serpents.


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