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BLANCHARD, PIERRE (1772-1836) AFTER M. LE COMTE DE BUFFON - LE BUFFON DE LA JEUNESSE, ou ABREGE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, Ouvrage Elementaire, A l'usage des Jeunes Gens de l'un et de l'autre sexe .. Orne de plus de cent Figures

Title: LE BUFFON DE LA JEUNESSE, ou ABREGE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, Ouvrage Elementaire, A l'usage des Jeunes Gens de l'un et de l'autre sexe .. Orne de plus de cent Figures
Description: Paris, Le Prieur 1st edition 1801 AN IX. Engraved frontispiece by Binet/Bovinet + 31 other plates (9+ 6+ 11+ 5 each with several figures) in 4 volumes). . Four Volumes 12mo marbled roan with some gilt (worn to edges, hinges and spine leather cracked but held by cords) 410pp +360pp +373pp +383pp. Vol I. Cosmographie et quadrupedes; II. Quadrupedes et oiseaux; III. Oiseaux et poissons; IV. Poissons, reptiles, coquillages, crustacees, etc. Contents clean and tight. *Delightful engraved figures of animals, fishes etc by an unknown artist. Scarce in this 1st edition, no copy in Bibliotheque Nationale which has 2nd edition only, not in Gumuchian who lists several similar Buffon abridgements but all later.

Keywords: natural history illustrated

Price: GBP 264.00 = appr. US$ 376.99 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V73223

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