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Irish Gre-Hound. Plate 35.

  • ARTIST: George-Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Sanson et Cie, Deux-Ponts.

  • MEDIUM: Copper engravings.

    DATE: 1749-1804

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size, 4 5/8 x 3 1/8" (118 x 79 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Two separate pages from the charming miniature edition of "Histoire Naturelle et Particulaire" by Georges Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon. Director of the Jardin du Roi in France, Buffon was the first naturalist to present the universe as a unified whole. His work was "the single greatest influence on all subsequent bird and animal books," according to Buchanan ("Nature into Art").


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.