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BONNET, Charles. Oeuvres d'histoire naturelle et de philosophie. 

Neuchâtel, Samuel Fauche, 1779-1781-1782-1783.

Eighteen 8vo (193x116 mm), vol. 1: frontispiece, (4)-xlviii-362-(2 errata) p., 2 tables and 8 plates / vol. 2: (4)-iv-461-(2 errata) p. and 6 plates / vol. 3: (4)-ii-264 p. and 2 plates / vol. 4: (4)-ii-464 p. and 30 plates / vol. 5: (4)-468-(2 errata) p. and 1 plate / vol. 6. : (4)-550 pages / vol. 7: (4)-xxviii-364-(4 errata) pages / vol. 8: (4)-539 pages / vol. 9: (4)-464 pages / vol. 10: (2)-vi-392-(2 errata) pages and 3 plates / vol. 11: (4)-399-(1) p. and 5 plates / vol. 12: (4)-499 pages/ vol. 13: (6)-vi-xxxvi-319 pages / vol. 14: (4)-340 pages / vol. 15: (4)-xiv-(2)-496 pages / vol. 16: (4)-538-(2 errata) pages / vol. 17: xxxii-352-(2 errata) pages / vol. 18: (4)-376-(2 errata) pages. Total, 55 plates and 2 folding tables. Errata leaf of part 12 and 15 are missing.  binding : Contemporary full mottled sheep, spine gilt in six compartments lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Mismatched binding for volume 12. Corners and 5 caps chipped. Minor worms's work on 2 covers. Ribbings. A tear with lack of paper on page 287 of volume 287 and one with lack of letters on page 299 of volume 18.

These 18 volumes contain all the works of Charles Bonnet (1720-1793), considered one of the founders of modern biology.

references: DSB [II p. 286 : "Bonnet is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."].

Price : 400 €

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