Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English.
London: Strahan and Cadell, 1785. 9 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A spectacular 18th century tree calf, unrestored and in pristine condition with gilt bands, triple labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Yellow edges. With an engraved frontispiece, portrait and 307 engraved plates of which 7 are folding. A magnificent set of the English translation of the work of "the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century" (Ernst Mayr).