Luigi Leclerc Conte di Buffon - Storia Naturale di Buffon... C. di Lacepede - 1829/1833

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Luigi Leclerc Conte di Buffon - Storia Naturale di Buffon... C. di Lacepede - 1829/1833
Biologie, Science (général) - Quantité : 27 - Illustrations mise en couleurs à la main - Livre

Splendid first Italian edition in this format, rarely available complete with all 54 tomes, bound two by two in 27 Volumes.
Hundreds of colour illustrations, on full page, finely watercoloured by hand at the time. Accurate copper engravings of mammals, birds, fish, insects, plants, minerals etc.

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon (1707–1788), was a French naturalist, mathematician and cosmologist. For the genius of his intuitions, he is considered the most important forerunner of Lamarck and Darwin.
The author submits the various aspects of the natural world to meticulous descriptive analysis, notes the similarities between man and monkey and the possibility of a common genealogy. The attention that Buffon reserves to internal anatomy puts him among the founders of comparative anatomy.

Buffon is best known for his major work, l'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, in 36 volumes, published from 1749 to 1789, of which 8 posthumously thanks to the work of the naturalist and Buffon's pupil, Bernard Lacépède (Bernard-Germain-Étienne De La Ville-Sur-Illon, Count of Lacépède, 1756-1825). The Italian edition of Buffon's work offered here, published in Livorno in 54 volumes by the Vignozzi brothers since 1829, also includes the 8 posthumous volumes, including those dedicated to fish.

Full title:
Storia Naturale di Buffon. nuovamente ordinata e continuata per opera di C. di Lacepede
Luigi Leclerc Conte di Buffon
Livorno, Tipografia Vignozzi - Fratelli Vignozzi e nipoti. 1829 - 1833

Firm, coeval half parchment binding with tags on the spine, 3 missing tags. Marbled plates: hundreds of figures of mammals, birds, fish, insects, plants, minerals etc. finely engraved and coloured by hand at the time of publication. Total pages: 22794. Some volumes have continuous numbering: I-II - 314; III-IV - 644; V-VI - 760 - 164; VII-VIII - 472; IX-X - 846; Xi-XII - 342; XIII-XIV - 648; XV-XVI - 951; XVII-XVIII - 304; XIX-XX - 604; XXI-XXII - 925; XXIII-XXIV - 318; XXV-XXVI - 724; XXVII-XXVIII - 1032; XXIX-XXX - 322; XXXI-XXXII - 748; XXXIII-XXXIV - 1067; XXXV-XXXVI - 310; XXXVII-XXXVIII - 624; XXXIX-XXXX - 962; XXXXI-XXXXII - 334; XXXXIII-XXXXIV - 309; XXXXV-XXXXVI - 312; XXXXVII-XXXXVIII - 632; XXXXIX-XXXXX - 220; XXXXXI-XXXXXII - 550; XXXXXIII-XXXXXIV - 1092. Normal browning. Clear pages and bright inks.

Splendid first Italian edition in this format, rarely available complete with all 54 tomes, bound two by two in 27 Volumes.

Buffon (1707-1788) is known for his natural, general and particular history, with the description of the Cabinet du Roy, written in almost 50 years in Montbard. First in his studio in Tour Saint-Louis, then in the Petit Fontenet library. It included all the knowledge of the time in the field of "natural sciences", a broad name that also grouped the disciplines that today are part of the science of materials, physics, chemistry or technology.
It is in this work that he emphasises the morphological similarities between man and ape.

Informations du lot
Object
Livre
Nombre de livres
27
Sujet
Biologie, Science (général)
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Luigi Leclerc Conte di Buffon
Titre du livre
Storia Naturale di Buffon... C. di Lacepede
État
Bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1829
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus récent
1833
Édition
Édition illustrée
Langue
Italien
Langue d’origine
Non
Éditeur
Livorno, Fratelli Vignozzi
Reliure
Vélin
Extras
Illustrations mise en couleurs à la main
Nombre de pages
22794
Dimensions
172×112 mm
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