Leipzig, Grosse & Gleditsch, 1699. 4to. In: "Acta Eruditorum Anno MDCIC". The entire volume offered in contemporary full vellum. Hand written title on spine. A yellow label pasted on to top of spine. Two small stamps 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. 12-20. [Entire volume: (2), 582 pp. + ten engraved plates.].
First Latin edition (and second overall printing) of a selection of Locke's responses to Edward Stillingfleet, Bishop of Worcester. These are not only an important source in understanding Locke's late and mature view on religion but are probably the most famous and indebt discussions related to his seminal work "An Essay concerning Humane Understanding" Locke engaged in. The topic is of special interest since: "Religion and Christianity in particular is perhaps the most important influence on the shape of Locke's philosophy". (SEP: John Locke).
The debate was essentially about Locke's definition of substance in "An Essay...". Stillingfleet argued that Locke advocated against dualism (mind - body) and thereby opening a door to Unitarianism. Locke did not support this view he, however, did not clearly reject the notion of Unitarianism and Socinianism.
The volume contains the following:
1. Bernoulli, Jakob. Circinus proportionum nauticus scala loxodromica instructus. Pp. 91-3.
2. Bernoulli, Johann. Cycloidis primariae segmenta innumera quadraturam recipienta. Pp. 316-20 + one engraved plate.
3. Bernoulli, Jakob. Quadratura zonarum cycloidalium demonstrata. Pp. 427-28.
4. Bernoulli, Johann. Excerpta ex literis. Groningae 7 Augusti 1699 datis. Pp. 513-16.
And many other papers by influential contemporary mathematicians, philosophers and historians.