Histoire naturelle, générale et
particulière : avec la description du cabinet du
roy.
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788.,
author.
Daubenton, M. (Louis-Jean-Marie), 1716-1799,
author.
Guéneau de Montbéliard,
Philibert, 1720-1785, author.
La Cépède, M. le comte de
(Bernard Germain Etienne de La Ville sur Illon), 1756-1825,
author.
Sève, Jacques de, active 1742-1788,
illustrator.
Sève, Jacques Eustache de, illustrator,
engraver.
Buvée, active 18th century,
illustrator.
Panckoucke, Charles Joseph, 1736-1798,
publisher.
Plassan, Pierre, 1751?-1810,
publisher.
Imprimerie royale (France),
publisher.
Jefferson Exhibit Collection (Library of
Congress)
text
À Paris, : De l'Imprimerie
royale.,
MDCCXLIX. [1749]-An XII de la république. [1803
or 1804]
fre
44 v. 27 cm (4to) +
First editions of all
volumes.
Imprint varies: vol. 29: De l'Imprimerie des
Bâtimens du roi, MDCCLXXXVIII; v. 30-31: À Paris :
Hôtel de Thou, rue des Poitevins [i.e. Charles-Joseph
Panckoucke/Pierre Plassan], MDCCLXXXVIII-MDCLXXXIX; v. 32-37: Chez Plassan,
imprimeur-libraire, 1798-An XII.
The principal authors' names (M. Daubenton,
Philibert Guéneau de Montbéliard, and M. le comte de
La Cépède) are not present on the title pages of v.
1-24, but are given in tables of contents.
Vol. 1-15 have only general title pages. Vol. 16-24
have only special title pages with a general half title. Later volumes have
only special title pages.
"Supplément" v. 1-7 have general title
pages which in some cases state the subject of the
volume.
Illustrations to v. 4-15 for the most part engraved
after drawings by Jacques de Sève (t. 4, pl. 1, was drawn by
J.B. Oudry; 166 plates in t. 5-16 were drawn by "Buvée
l'Amériquain"; some have no artist's name). The plates in v.
16-24 were all drawn by de Sève (though one of them is
unsigned). The plates in v. 30-31 were drawn by de Sève, except
v. 31, pl. 2, 3, 5, 10, and 15, drawn by his son Jacques Eustache de
Sève (who also engraved v. 31, pl. 19). Plates in v. 32-26
includes plates drawn by de Sève and J.E. de Sève, as
well as a number without an artist's name. Plates in v. 37 include 6 drawn
by de Sève, the rest without an artist's name. Plates in the
Supplément, except for 5 without an artist's name, were all
drawn by de Sève (including one with "De Seve" as engraver's
signature, and 7 engraved by J.E. de Sève). De Sève
also designed most of the engraved headpieces (including all of those with
decorative frames) above the first page of text in volumes published up to
1789.
Pagination: v. 1: [6], 612 p., [3] leaves of
plates; v. 2: [4], 603, [1] p., VIII leaves of plates (1 folded); v. 3:
[4], 530 p., XVII leaves of plates; v. 4: xvj, 544 p., XXIII leaves of
plates; v. 5: [4], 311, [1] p., LII leaves of plates, [1] folded; v. 6: vj,
[2], 344 p., LVII leaves of plates; v. 7: [6], 378, [2] p., XLVIII leaves
of plates; v. 8: [6], 402, [2] p., LIV leaves of plates; v. 9: [6], 375,
[1] p., XLI leaves of plates; v. 10: [6], 368, [2] p., LVII leaves of
plates; v. 11: [4], 450, [2] p., XLIII leaves of plates; v. 12: [2], xvj,
[4], 451, [1] p., LVII leaves of plates; v. 13: [6], xx, 441, [3] p., LIX
leaves of plates; v. 14: [6], 411, [1] p., XLI leaves of plates; v. 15:
[6], 207, [1], cccxxiv, [2] p., XVIII leaves of plates; v. 16: [8], xxiv,
496 p., XXIX leaves of plates; v. 17: [10], 560 p., XXVII leaves of plates;
v. 18: [4], iv, [12], 502, xcvj, [2] p., XXXI leaves of plates; v. 19: xvj,
590, xxviij p., XXVII leaves of plates; v. 20: xv, [1], 546, xxviij p.,
XXII leaves of plates; v. 21: [2], xvj, 702, [2] p., XXV leaves of plates;
v. 22: [4], xvj, 554, xcvj p., XXXI leaves of plates; v. 23: [4], viij,
498, xlij p., XXXIX leaves of plates; v. 24: viij, 438, xxx, 284 p., XXXI
leaves of plates; v. 25: [4], 557, [1], xl p.; v. 26: [4], 602, xxvj p.; v.
27: [6], 636, xix, [1] p.; v. 28: [6], 448, xxxix, [1] p.; v. 29: vij, [1],
368 p.; v. 30: 651, [1] p., XLI leaves of plates; v. 31: [4], 8, [1], 6-19,
[1], 527, [1] p., XXII leaves of plates; v. 32: [4], cxlvij, 8, 532 p., 1
folded table, 25 leaves of plates; v. 33: [4], lxiv, 632 p., 20 leaves of
plates; v. 34: [4], 16, lxvj, 558 p., 34 leaves of plates; v. 35: xliv, 728
p., 16 leaves of plates; v. 36: lxviij, 803 p., 21 leaves of plates; v. 37:
xliv, 329 p., 16 leaves of plates.
"Supplément à l'Histoire
naturelle": v. 1: [6], 542, xxviij, [2] p., 16 leaves of plates (1 folded);
v. 2: [6], 564, xxxiv, [2] p.; v.3: [10], 330, xxi p., LXV leaves of
plates; v. 4: [8], 582, xx p., VI leaves of plates; v. 5: [2], viij, 615,
[1], xxviij p., VI, [2] leaves of plates (6 folded); v. 6: viij, 405, [1],
xxv, [1] p., XLIX leaves of plates (2 folded); v. 7: 8, ix-xx, 364 p.,
LXXXII leaves of plates.
Includes indexes (v. 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24,
26, 27, 28, 30, 31; Suppl. v. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7.).
Errata lists in several volumes at
end.
Vol. 5 of Histoire naturelle des
minéraux consists entirely of "Traité de l'aimant et
de ses usages", with an accompanying atlas of 8 folded "cartes
magnétiques" and 2 folded tables described on p. 363-366 of the
text.
t. 1. De la manière d'étudier
et de traiter l'histoire naturelle. Histoire et théorie de la
terre. Par M. de Buffon. 1750 -- t. 2. Histoire
générale des animaux. Histoire naturelle de l'homme.
Par M. de Buffon. 1750 -- t. 3. Description du Cabinet du roy. Par M.
Daubenton. Histoire naturelle de l'homme. Par M. de Buffon. 1750 -- t.
4-15. [Quadrupeds] Par M. de Buffon et M. Daubenton. 1753-67.
Supplément. 7 v. Par. M. de Buffon. 1774-89 -- t. 16-24.
Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. Par M. de Buffon et M. Gueneau de
Montbeillard. 9 v. 1770-83 -- t. [25-29] Histoire naturelle des
minéraux. Par M. de Buffon. 5 v. + atlas. 1783-88 -- t. [30]
Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares et des serpens. Par
M. le comte de La Cépède. tome 1, 1788 -- t. [31]
Histoire naturelle des serpens. Par M. le comte de La
Cépède. tome 2, 1789 -- t. [32-36] Histoire naturelle
des poissons, par le citoyen La Cépède. 5 v.
1798-[1802 or 1803] -- t. [37] Histoire naturelle des
cétacées ... par le citoyen La
Cépède.
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