Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1771. Jacques DeSÈVE. Ephemera no binding. [EPHEMERA] [MATTED PRINT]. C. BAQUOY, engraver. 4to plate size; hand-colored copper plate engraving; 7 ” X 5 7/8” within the print borders, plate line visible; 2 light spots under the title; 14” x 11” custom acid-free archival backing and French matting with hand-applied gilt striping. Fine. Fine. Item #1424
From George-Louis LeClerc, Comte de Buffon’s Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière (1749-1778), in 36 volumes, a fine copper-plate engraving featuring a regal brown and white spotted Mastiff surveying the world from his perch.