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  • Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud... Image
  • Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud... Image
  • Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud... Image
  • Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud... Image
  • Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud... Image
  • Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud... Image
  • Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud... Image

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Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud...

Acta Eruditorum. Anno M DC LXXXVIII [-M DC LXXXXI], edited by Otto Mencke. Leipzig: Prostant apud J. Grossium & J. F. Gleditschium, Excusa typis Christophori Guntheri, 1688-91. 4 volumes bound in 2 (only), 4to (204 x 165mm). Text in Latin, 52 engraved plates, many folding (some plates bound out of sequence, but all present, one plate cropped at fore-margin, some mainly marginal worming to the 1691 vol., occasional very light spotting and staining, a few darker spots). [?]18th-century paper boards, green spine labels with manuscript titles and library shelf numbers. Acta Eruditorum was the first scientific journal of the German-speaking world. Founded in 1682 in Leipzig by Otto Mencke, it was published by Johann Friedrich Gleditsch with sponsorship from the Duke of Saxony, and was modelled on the French Journal des Savants and the Italian Giornale de' letterati. The journal was published monthly, in Latin, and contained articles principally on the natural sciences, mathematics and philosophy. Brunet I, 15: "Collection curieuse, mais rarement complète ..."; cf. Heralds 109; Norman 1326. (2)