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Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes, Volume 6 Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière avec la Description du Cabinet du Roi

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Series: Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes Volume: 6
By: Georges-Louis Leclerc De Buffon(Author), Louis Jean-Marie Daubenton(Illustrator), Stéphane Schmitt(Editor), Cédric Crémière(Contributor)
504 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Honore Champion
Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes, Volume 6
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  • Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes, Volume 6 ISBN: 9782745321503 Hardback Sep 2011 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Language: French

With the sixth volume of the Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, originally published in 1756, the series of domestic quadrupeds comes to an end: the cat, the most unruly of them, "unfaithful servant", forms the transition, in a way, with the following series, that of the wild animals of France. Buffon, faithful to the principles set out in the First Discourse of 1749, begins by dealing with the species most useful to man, that is to say, from the point of view of a great lord of the 18th century, the animals that we hunt. Five of them appear in this volume: stag, fallow deer, roe deer, hare and rabbit. Each offers an opportunity for the writer to seduce a wide audience by quality of style, and for the scholar and philosopher to elevate the spirit from the collection of facts to general reflections on nature. The accuracy of Daubenton's descriptions and the richness of the illustration testify on their side to the double purpose of the enterprise, pleasure and instruction.

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Avec le sixième tome de l`Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière (1756), s`achève la série des quadrupèdes domestiques : le chat, le plus indocile d`entre eux, "domestique infidèle ", forme la transition, en quelque sorte, avec la série suivante, celle des animaux sauvages de France. Buffon, fidèle aux principes énoncés dans le Premier Discours de 1749, commence par traiter des espèces les plus utiles à l`homme, c`est-à-dire, du point de vue d`un grand seigneur du XVIIIe siècle, les animaux que l`on chasse. Cinq d`entre eux figurent dans ce volume : le cerf, le daim, le chevreuil, le lièvre et le lapin. Chacun offre l`occasion à l`écrivain de séduire un large public par la qualité du style, et au savant et philosophe d`élever l`esprit de la collection de faits aux réflexions générales sur la nature. L`exactitude des descriptions de Daubenton et la richesse de l`illustration témoignent de leur côté du double dessein de l`entreprise, l`agrément et l`instruction.

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Monograph
Series: Buffon: Oeuvres Complètes Volume: 6
By: Georges-Louis Leclerc De Buffon(Author), Louis Jean-Marie Daubenton(Illustrator), Stéphane Schmitt(Editor), Cédric Crémière(Contributor)
504 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Honore Champion
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