347
347
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)
MISCELLANEA BEROLINENSIA AD INCREMENTUM SCIENTIARUM EX SCRIPTIS SOCIETATI REGIAE SCIENTIARUM EXHIBITIS EDITA, CUM FIGURIS AENEIS ET INDICE MATERIARUM. BERLIN: JOHANN CHRISTIAN PAPEN, 1710
Estimate
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347
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)
MISCELLANEA BEROLINENSIA AD INCREMENTUM SCIENTIARUM EX SCRIPTIS SOCIETATI REGIAE SCIENTIARUM EXHIBITIS EDITA, CUM FIGURIS AENEIS ET INDICE MATERIARUM. BERLIN: JOHANN CHRISTIAN PAPEN, 1710
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)
MISCELLANEA BEROLINENSIA AD INCREMENTUM SCIENTIARUM EX SCRIPTIS SOCIETATI REGIAE SCIENTIARUM EXHIBITIS EDITA, CUM FIGURIS AENEIS ET INDICE MATERIARUM. BERLIN: JOHANN CHRISTIAN PAPEN, 1710
FIRST EDITION, volume one only, 4to (192 x 135mm.), folding engraved allegorical frontispiece, 31 folding engraved plates, later carta rustica, modern folding cloth box, some offsetting and browning
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Provenance

bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1985

Literature

Tomash & Williams L69, L66; Ravier 305

Catalogue Note

Published in only seven volumes in thirty-four years between 1710 and 1744, the Miscellanea Berolinensia ad incrementum scientiarum was the primary journal of the Royal Prussian Society of Sciences, founded on 11 July 1700, in Berlin by the Elector and Margrave of Brandenburg, Friedrich III. One day later, Leibniz was appointed as the first president of the Society. In a “Pro Memoria” he wrote for Friedrich III, in 1702, Leibniz promised an annual volume of Miscellanea. After more than two years of preparation, and one year of printing, the first volume of the Miscellanea Berolinensia was ready in May 1710. It contains sixty scientific contributions, among them twelve articles written by Leibniz. The volume is also of note for the illustration of a game of Go.

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