Tomash & Williams L71; Ravier 394; Löwendahl 395 & 408
This large collection of letters in Latin, French and German, contains much relating to China, including "Lettre XVIII de Mons. de Leibniz sur la philosophie chinoise à Mons. de Remond", in which Leibniz develops the idea of the binary system (vol.2, pp.488-494).
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