Title vignettes, tailpieces. Tomes 1-7 published in 1775, t. 8-9 in 1777, 10-11 in 1785. Includes bibliographical references. Tomes 1-7 are indexed in: Buffon's Histoire naturelle: table des matières (published in 1779). Some of the other tomes have index at end of vol. Plates in t. I-VII after drawings by Benard; those in t. VIII-IX by De Sève. Tomes VIII-XI contain "Supplément à l'Histoire des animaux quadrupèdes."
Athenaeum copy: v. 1 exhibited: "Samuel Breck (1771-1862): Books From the Library of a Philadelphia Francophile," at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 2013-14. Athenaeum has: v. 1-11. Athenaeum's copy of v. 7 was mislabelled as v. 12 during rebinding. Athenaeum copy: Conservation by the Florence Gould Foundation. Athenaeum copy: Breck first presentation bookplate. Athenaeum copy: Bookplate: "Samuel Breck, jun. Boston, 1789." Athenaeum copy: Breck bequest.