BUFFON on SLOTH, LAMA, PORCUPINE, MUSK-DEER
26 hand colored plates, famous Pauli-edition!
der vierfüssigen Thiere.
Joachim Pauli 1788
vol. 13, 7,5 x 5 inches, hand colored, engraved title-frontispiece
26 hand colored plates, marbled endpapers. Full leather, corners
somewhat worn, see picture, some minor spotting, offsetting to a very small
number of plates. Unfortunately, one page with loss of text in the margins.
others, the plates show images of sloth, lama, hedgehog, porcupine, musk deer,
Original – not a reproduction!
The Berlin-Pauli edition is
one of the most sought after of all editions of Buffons Natural History due to
the high quality of the engravings and the superb coloring.