1685 · Leipzig, Germany
by Leibniz, G.
Leipzig, Germany: Joh. Grossium & C.F.F. Hæredes, 1685. full vellum. thick 8vo. full vellum. (xii), 402, (6); (viii), 561, (7); (ii), 591, (7); (vi), 595, (13) pages. Text in Latin. Union List 1, 53. Four volumes bound in one. Acta Eruditorum was the first scientific journal published in German-speaking lands, founded in 1682 by Otto Mencke, its first editor, and Gottfried Liebniz. It was published by Johann Friedrich Gleditsch. This set includes Volumes I-IV, 1682-5. First edition, as distinct from the often-confused second issuance of this work. Later continued by Otto's son, Johann Burkhard Mencke. Contains all of the Leibniz papers, including Nova Methodus Pro Morimus et Minimus, published in the 1684 edition (p. 122). This was the first announcement by Leibniz of his invention of differential and integral calculus, initiating a revolutionary development in mathematics and physics. Numerous diagrams and illustrations. Errata follow text in each volume. In contemporary German vellum binding, blued edges, a bit of marginal waterstaining at start. Four dedication leaves misbound in Vol. I.part. Plates XIX and XX out of sequence in Vol. I. Plate XI bound upside down in Vol II.
Heralds 109; Ravier 90; Norman 1326; Sparrow 130.
(Inventory #: 131439)