Leipzig, Junius, 1766. Contemp. full mottled calf. raised bands. Richly gilt spine. Titlelabel with gilt lettring. Gilt borders on covers. Engraved frontispiece. (8),LXXVIII,520 pp., 3 folded engraved plates. Clean and fine.
First German edition of Bonnet's "Contemplation de la nature" (1764). "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." (DSB).