LEIBNITZ'S OBITUARY BY WOLFF IN ACTA ERUDITORUM

[LEIBNIZ, GOTTFRIED WILHELM].

Collectanea Etymologica illustrationi linguarum veteris Celticae (+) Elogium Godofredi Guiliemi Leibnitii (+) Problema Posthum ab incomparabili Viro Perillustri Dn. Godefrido Guilielmo Lib (+) Notitia de Historia Brunsuicensi.

Leipzig, Grosse & Gleditsch, 1717. 4to. In: "Acta Eruditorum Anno MDCCXVII". The entire volume offered in contemporary full vellum. Hand written title on spine. A yellow label pasted on to top of spine. A small stamp to title-page and free front end-paper. Library label to pasted down front free end-paper. As usual with various browning to leaves and plates. Pp. 317-322; Pp. 322-336; Pp. 353-360; Pp. 360-362. [Entire volume: (4), 553, (39) pp. + seven engraved plates.].

First printing of the famous Libnitz-issue of Acta Eruditorum published a year after the death of Leibnitz, including the renowned obituary by the German philosopher Christian Wolff.
In 1706, Leibniz recommended Wolff for the Professorship at Halle, the post Wolff held for seventeen years until his dismissal, and in 1711, Leibniz sponsored Wolff's membership to the Berlin Academy. It is also mentioned that during the year of Leibniz's death in 1716, Leibniz visited Wolff in Halle when returning to Hanover from Vienna. To honor Leibnitz memory Wolff undertook the project of writing ELOGIUM GODOFREDI GUILIEMI LEIBNITII, a treatise of the life of Leibnitz.

As early as 1679 George I, acting as Leibnitz patron, directed him to write the history of the house of Brunswick. Immediately after he began arranging material he had collected. The work was, however, only the preparatory steps when Leibnitz died in 1716 and the work was never published. The present paper, NOTITIA DE HISTORIA BRUNSUICENSI, is the only part of the work, which could have become a opus magnum with historiography, that has ever been published.

The volume also contains:
Goldbach, Christian. Temperamentum Musicum Universale. Pp. 114-15.
And many other papers by influential contemporary mathematicians, philosophers and historians.

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