An Important and decorative set of original hand-engravings by the 18th century French zoologist mathematician & philosopher Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon.(1707-1788). The copper plate engravings which were from De Buffon's 'Histoires Naturelles', first published in France in 1749, are of rare domestic breeds and wild species of animals.. De Buffon was a pre-cursor to Darwin and at the time his books were considered to be on a par with Voltaire and Rousseau. In 1782 he was elected a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. ( For more information see Wikipaedia online.)
These engravings come from the 1782 edition of the 'Histoires Naturelles' and have been edged with dark green mountcards and then framed behind glass. Photos of all the engravings available on application.
The framed engravings are for sale either as a complete collection (10 available) or as a lesser group. For delivery they will need crating and sending by Fedex. PRICE GIVEN IS FOR A SINGLE ENGRAVING. (Discount will be given for the complete set.)
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