Miscellanea berolinensia ad incrementum scientiarum, ex scriptis societati regiae scientiarum exhibitis, edita, continuatio I. cum figuris et indice materiarum.

Berlin, Johann Christoph Papen, 1723.

4to, pp. [10], [2 (part-title)], 160, [4 (woodcut)], 161-188; with folding engraved frontispiece and 8 folding plates; foxed with offsetting; contemporary vellum over boards, edges speckled red and green, sewn two-up on 5 cords; dust-stained and a little rubbed, slight rust-marks to upper board; nineteenth-century bookseller’s label (Ostinelli, Como) to upper pastedown, bookplate of the University of California, with duplicate release stamp to upper pastedown and inobtrusive perforated stamp to title and plates.


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First continuation of Leibniz’s Miscellanea berolinensia. First appearing in 1710, the publication of the Miscellanea was revived in 1723 as the official journal of the Royal Prussian Society of Sciences after the death of Leibniz, its founding President. The Continuatio comprises articles on literature, mathematics, and mechanics, with contributions by the astronomers Johann Wilhelm Wagner, Johann Philipp von Wurzelbauer, and Christfried Kirch, the mathematicians Chrisoph Langhansen, Jakob Hermann, and Philippe Naudé the younger, and the linguists Gisbert Cuper, Johann Georg Wachter, and Justus Christoph Dithmar.

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