A SYSTEM OF NATURAL HISTORY, written by M. de Buffon, Carefully Abridged: and the Natural History of Insects .. Embellished with Elegant Engravings on Wood. In four volumes. Vol. III. [only]
Woodcuts (116) by Thomas Bewick.
Duodecimo 157x94mm half tan roan gilt ruled on 4 raised bands (hinges cracked but covers still secure/edges worn/rubbed) iv, 9-332pp. This volume deals with birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and insects. Peter Stockham's copy with his book plate and notes to front end paper + earlier book plate of Rev. J. Surtees. Three leaves with old ink comments and some off-setting of woodcuts onto facing text page but neat and tight (HUGO 283).
Price: GBP 80.00 or USD 112.00
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