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Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes, Volume 15 Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière avec la Description du Cabinet du Roi

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Series: Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes Volume: 15
By: Georges-Louis Leclerc De Buffon(Author), Louis Jean-Marie Daubenton(Illustrator), Stéphane Schmitt(Editor), Cédric Crémière(Contributor)
766 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Honore Champion
Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes, Volume 15
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  • Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes, Volume 15 ISBN: 9782745354518 Hardback Mar 2021 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Language: French

This fifteenth volume of the Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, originally published in 1767, is the last of the first series of this work and it marks the end of the study of quadrupeds. Buffon and Daubenton complete their review of ape species: it is now the turn of the American forms to be described and illustrated. Again, several neologisms, such as "marmoset", are introduced.

This part on monkeys is followed by two chapters in which Buffon and Daubenton present species or objects that they were unable to deal with earlier. In particular, there is a description of an astonishing mummy recently discovered in Auvergne, as well as the skeleton of Baby, the dwarf by Stanislas Leszczynski who died in 1764. A voluminous table of contents, intended to be read as an abridgement of the work, closes the volume.

Summary in French:
Ce quinzième volume de l’Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière est le dernier de la première série de cet ouvrage et il marque la fin de l’étude des quadrupèdes. Buffon et Daubenton y achèvent leur passage en revue des espèces de singes : c’est à présent au tour des formes américaines d’être décrites et illustrées. À nouveau, plusieurs néologismes, comme « ouistiti », sont introduits.

Cette partie sur les singes est suivie de deux chapitres dans lesquels Buffon et Daubenton présentent des espèces ou des objets qu’ils n’ont pu traiter plus tôt. On y trouve notamment la description d’une étonnante momie récemment découverte en Auvergne, ainsi que du squelette de Bébé, le nain de Stanislas Leszczynski mort en 1764. Une volumineuse table des matières, destinée à être lue comme un abrégé de l’ouvrage, clôt le volume.

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Monograph
Series: Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes Volume: 15
By: Georges-Louis Leclerc De Buffon(Author), Louis Jean-Marie Daubenton(Illustrator), Stéphane Schmitt(Editor), Cédric Crémière(Contributor)
766 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Honore Champion
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