All the World's Birds

Originally published from 1749 to 1778, Buffon's Histoire naturelle générale et particulière included 9 volumes on birds, which were re-issued separately with superb hand-colored engravings by Martinet. The Cullman Library holds the complete original work by Buffon and a complete set of Martinet's illustrations (without the text). This book reproduces all 1008 plates, providing modern scientific names and English translations from Buffon's text.