BONNET, Ch. Œuvres d'histoire naturelle et de philosophie. Neuchatel, S. Fauche, 1779-83. 10 in 8 vols. W. engr. front. portr. of the author, 10 engr. ti.-vign., 16 engr. head- and tailpieces, 56 fold. engr. plates, and 2 fold. tables. 4°. Cont. full cf., spines richly gilt and w. green labels, sides bordered in gilt, inside dentelles, a.e.g. (Some wear and small defects to binds. in places (upper spine ends of 4 vols. w. defects), a bit browned in places, some lvs. a bit stained, last lvs. vol. 5 w. some worm holes, but a very good set)."One of the founders of modern biology. He is distinguished both for his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the 18th and 19th centuries." (DSB II, 286). The plates depict insects, plants and experimental set-ups. Fine set of the 4° edition. - Nissen ZBI, 461.
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