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    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz & Jan Willem van Meel. Epistolae Ad Diversos, Theologici, Iurici, Medici, Philosophici, Mathematici, Historici Et Philologici Argumenti...Cum Annotationibus...
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    Insignium Virorum Epistolae Selectae, Quae nunc Primum Prodeunt.
    Amsterdam: Halm, 1701. Leipzig: Christopher Breitkopf, 1734. Krown & Spellman retail: $600. First Editions. 8vo. 2 works in 1 vol. Meel: [16],183,[1]; Leibnitz: [30],467 ( i.e. 455) ,[21]pp. Contemporary vellum, edges red, bookplate of Christian Eberhard, marginal foxing, even age toning. Portrait of Leibnitz by G. Leygeb & C.I. Boelius, text cut at 182; t.p. of Meel in red & black head-piece, tail cut. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.


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    Leibnitz (1646-1716), one of the great minds of modern civilization, by twelve he had mastered Latin and Greek and entered university at age fifteen. He maintained a large correspondence on a large variety of subjects with the major minds of his day. Eventually, three more volumes were added to this work but this volume stands alone as the first collection of his letters with 245 letters on science, philosophy, mathematics, theology, language, Armenians, Chinese, etc.

    Meel (fl 1700) was a collector of the letters of famous scholars of the Netherlands. He produced two collections of letters one of Hotmann and this selection of some of the most famous figures of seventeenth century "Belgium". Grotius, Gruter, Boxhorn,Huygens, Meursius, Sciverius, Barlaeus, Voss, etc. are all represented and our ediot gives long bibliographic notes when he deems it appropriate.       Leibnitz: Graesse IV,153. Ebert 11833. Baldwin III,1;331.

    Meel: BM (Micro) 17,131,27. NUC lists only 3 copies of the Meel.

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