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Book Description

The System of Natural History, written by the celebrated Buffon, carefully abridged; with additional extracts from other writers. By M. de Buffon. Perth: R. Morrison, 1791 (bound with) The Natural History of Insects, compiled from Swammerdam, Brookes, Goldsmith, &c. Perth: R. Morrison, 1792.

Leather over boards. pp (vol I) [2] blank, frontispiece, [i] title page, iii-x, 211, with 16 numbered and 6 un-numbered plates; (vol. II) [1] title page, 184, with 23 numbered plates; [1] title page, [2] contents, 210, with 20 numbered plates. 8.5 x 5.5 inches approx. (217mm x 136mm).

Later full leather binding with gilt decoration to spine and gilt tooling to edges. Binding somewhat worn, cracking to hinges, front hinge split to lower and upper but holding firm; partial loss of label. Front free endpaper holed to upper margin; occasional light foxing but generally pages and plates remarkably clean throughout. Overall, showing wear to binding but otherwise a nice, clean copy.
Dealer Notes
Bears the armorial bookplate of John Jeane Coney.
Author M. de Buffon
Date 1791
Publisher R. Morrison

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