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The Natural History of Birds
From the French of the Count de Buffon; Illustrated with Engravings, and a Preface, Notes, and Additions, by the Translator

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108022996

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  • Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707–88), was a French mathematician who was considered one of the leading naturalists of the Enlightenment. An acquaintance of Voltaire and other intellectuals, he worked as Keeper at the Jardin du Roi from 1739, and this inspired him to research and publish a vast encyclopaedia and survey of natural history, the ground-breaking Histoire Naturelle, which he published in forty-four volumes between 1749 and 1804. These volumes, first published between 1770 and 1783 and translated into English in 1793, contain Buffon's survey and descriptions of birds from the Histoire Naturelle. Based on recorded observations of birds both in France and in other countries, these volumes provide detailed descriptions of various bird species, their habitats and behaviours and were the first publications to present a comprehensive account of eighteenth-century ornithology. Volume 2 covers wild and domestic fowl and pigeons.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108022996
    • length: 558 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 32 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Great bustard
    2. Little bustard
    3. The cock
    4. The turkey
    5. The guinea pintado
    5. The wood grouse
    6. The black grouse
    7. The black grouse
    8. Broad-tailed black grouse
    9. The black grouse with variable plumage
    10. The hazel grouse
    11. The scotch hazel grouse
    12. The pin-tailed grouse
    13. The red grouse
    14. The white attagas
    15. The ptarmigan
    16. Hudson's-bay ptarmigan
    17. The peacock
    18. The common pheasant
    19. The hoccos
    20. The partridge
    21. The red partridge
    22. The quail
    23. The pigeon domestica
    24. The ring pigeon
    25. The common turtle.

  • Author

    Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

    Editor and Translator

    William Smellie

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