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M. CHARLES BONNET,
OF GENEVA, F. R. S.
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF
PARIS, &c. &c.
JOHN LEWIS BOISSIER, Esq.
Printed and Published by W. W. WOODWARD, and for
sale at his book-store, lately occupied by Mr. WILLIAM
MR. CHARLES BONNET, of Geneva, from whose works I have selected and translated this volume, is not of the Clerical profession, but is a gentleman of independent fortune. He is held in the highest esteem in the literary world, as a metaphysician, philosopher, and explorer of nature. His deep views, and the light he has thrown on various subjects, give him an undoubted claim to the reputation he enjoys.*
* A complete and new edition of Mr. Bonnet's works was published in 1779, at Neufchatel, in 10 vols. 4to. and 18 vols. Svo.—The contents of the 8vo. edition are as follows: Treatise of Insectology
1 vol. Various Observations on Insects
1 Memoirs of Natural History
1 Inquiries concerning the use of Leaves 1 Considerations on Organized Bodies
2 Contemplations of Nature
3 Writings on Natural History
2 Letters on various Subje&s of Natural His. tory
1 Analytical Essay on the Faculties of the Soul 2 Essay on Psychology