Author Sonnini, C. S. Histoire naturelle générale et particulière, par Leclerc de Buffon; nouvelle edition accompagnée de notes, et dans laquelle les supplémens sont insérés dans le premier texte, à la place qui leur convient. Ouvrage formant un cours complet d'histoire naturelle; redige par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Tomes Mineraux 1-16. [Théorie de la terre 1-3; Epoques de la nature; Introduction a l'histoire des minéraux 1-3; Mineraux 1-9]
Published 1798-1800
Item ID 66156
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Paris, Dufart, An VIII (1798) - X (1800). 16 parts in 16. 8vo (19.5 x 12.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece, 7,156 pp.; nine engraved plates, four folded maps. Contemporary uniform full tree calf. Boards with gilt ornamented borders and gilt dentelles. Rich gilt spines, gilt titles on two (red and black) morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all edges speckled red on yellow. The complete history of the earth and mineralogy of this famous work, which covers volumes 1-16 of the "Suite de Buffon", edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812). This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of Buffon as frontispiece to the first volume. Possibly missing the 16 engraved plates with scientific instruments seen in another copy of volume 5. A few parts partly toned, a few boards slightly abraded, but the spines intact. In all, a very good, unmarked set in an attractive Louis XVI binding. Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 682; Ward and Carozzi, 385. The complete history of the earth and mineralogy