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. I. [only]
Woodcuts (63 including a few charming tailpieces) by Thomas Bewick.
Duodecimo 1571x940mm half tan roan gilt ruled on 4 raised bands (upper cover held by cords/edges worn/rubbed) vi(recte viii)-336pp. Early book plate of Rev. J. Surtees. Fore-edge grazed but not encroaching on margins, last 6 leaves with worm track in lower margin not touching print (HUGO 283).
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