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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)
THREE WORKS RELATING TO LEIBNIZ, COMPRISING:
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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)
THREE WORKS RELATING TO LEIBNIZ, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 1,750 GBP
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Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716)
THREE WORKS RELATING TO LEIBNIZ, COMPRISING:
i. Leibniz, G.W. Theodicaea, oder versuch und abhandlung, wie die güte gerechtigkeit Gottes, in ansehung der menschlichen freyheit, und des ursprungs des bösen, zu verheidigen. Hannover: Heirs of Nikolaus Förster, 1735, 8vo, engraved portrait and one folding plate (of Leibniz's calculator), contemporary calf, spine gilt, (bought from Interlibrum, Vaduz, 1985), [T&W L70; Ravier 402; VD18 11544635], occasional slight browning and staining, binding slightly rubbed, upper joint restored
ii. Lamprecht, Jakob Friedrich. Vita del sig. barone Goffredo Guglielmo di Leibnitz. Rome: Stamperia di San Michele per Paolo Giunchi, 1787, 8vo, engraved portrait, contemporary vellum, (Edward Sang (1805-1890), note of purchase from the library of Sir John Leslie (1766-1832) dated 20 February 1833; Sang had been Leslie’s student, and later his assistant, and probably acquired this volume in the auction sale of Leslie’s library, commenced in Edinburgh by John Carfrae, on 12 February 1833; bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1994), [T&W L72], slightly damp-stained
iii. Prévost, Pierre. Notice de la vie et des écrits de George-Louis Le Sage… suivie... d'extraits de sa correspondance avec divers savans. Geneva: J.J. Paschoud, 1805, 8vo, half-title, contemporary boards, (Mr de Joffrey, label; bought from Antiquariat KaraJahn, Berlin, 2005), [T&W Add30; Origins of Cyberspace 9], slight loss to head of spine
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Catalogue Note

The work by Prévost prints a letter to Le Sage by Christian Gottlieb Kratzenstein, dated Copenhagen, 2 February 1772, describing his reconstruction of Leibniz's calculating machine (pp.399-406).

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