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ACTA ERUDITORUM MDCXCIV.
Leipzig apud Joh. Grossii haeredes & Joh. Thom. Fritschium typis Christiani Goezii 1694 - Containing a full year's issues from January to December 1694, Latin text with some titles in French, German or Italian, full list of authors at the end entered under specialisms such as mathematics or medicine, plus index of topics treated. 1694, small 4to, approximately 210 x 165 mm, 8¼ x 6¼ inches, 11 plates numbered I-XI in the first 10 months, 2 for July, 8 folding, pages: (2), 346, 345-392, 313-518, pagination somewhat erratic but collated and guaranteed complete, the jump from 392 to 313 is mentioned in the index, bound in full contemporary vellum, remains of hand lettered title to spine. Vellum slightly marked and slightly spotted, lower corners just slightly bumped, some early ink inscriptions on the endpapers with the signature of William Spence plus a mention of having left Glasgow in 1795, which points to the Scottish mathematician of that name (1777-1815), further signatures of Spence on second endpaper which also bears his library stamp (W S No: 8), and on reverse of title page with some show through, on rear endpaper Spence has written "Isaac Newton Eques Auratus", front endpapers slightly spotted, a couple of ink spots on title page, age-browning to pages, heavy in some places but all still easily legible, ink spot to 2 inner margins. Binding tight and firm. A good complete copy. Acta Eruditorum was the first scientific journal of the German lands, founded in 1682 in Leipzig by Otto Mencke and patterned after the French Journal des savants and Italian Giornale de' letterati. It contained excerpts from new writings, reviews, small essays and notes. Most of them were devoted to the natural sciences and mathematics and many eminent scientists published there including Newton and Bernoulli. There were also contributions by physicians, architects, geographers, historians, humanists, philosophers and theologians. In this volume there are articles on or by Johann Bernoulli, Jacob Bernoulli, Robert Boyle, Giovanni Ciampini, Augustin Charles Daviler, Christiaan Huygens, Leibniz, Ozanam, Francis Bacon, and many others. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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