Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1770.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good. Item #046643
The complete Quarto edition (10 1/4" x 8") of Buffon's Birds - 9 volumes with 262 full page uncolored plates published from 1770-1783. Contemporary gilt, acid calf with morocco labels, marbled endpapers. Spines a bit dry, wear at edges often heavy with loss of leather at corners, edges dyed red with some some leak into margins in a few spots, scattered foxing and toning to pages including to plates, though largely in the margins, a few minor paper flaws, creases, small tears at corners, endpapers lacking on vol II, a few hinges and joints are tender; mostly quite clean and still generally very sound and attractive overall. Spine labels with both the number in the Histoire Naturelle and the Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux.
Size: Quarto (4to). 9-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Animals & Birds; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046643.