The complete ichthyology of the "suites à Buffon" in a fine, uniform contemporary binding

Sonnini, C. S.

Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des poissons. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mis dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des notes et des additions. Tomes 1-13. [Complete fish section].

Published 1800-1802
Item ID 53229

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Paris, Dufart, An X-XII [1800-1802]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (19.4 x 12.2 cm). Text; 77 engraved plates. Uniform full tree calf, rich gilt spines, gilt titles on two red morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all sides marbled.

The complete ichthyology of this famous work, which covers volumes 65-77 of the whole "Suites à Buffon" edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812). This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of the author and editor, and one large folded tabel of the ichthyological system. Boards with some, mostly light shelf wear; some toning in the gutter or inner top half of the leaves, but usually rather faint. A very good, unmarked complete set in an attractive binding. Dean II, p. 469; Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 2388.

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