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Former owner:
Classenske Bogsamling DSI  Search this
Johann Friedrich Gleditschens Buchhandlung  Search this
Physical description:
44 v. ; 22 cm
"The first scientific review journal of any extent and duration"--David A. Kronick, A history of scientific and technical periodicals, p. 162.
Published in 37 vols. from 1752 to 1808; the series also contains two supplements: 'Primae [-tertiae] decadis supplementum' in four vols. (1763-85) and 'Primae [-tertiae] decadis index triplex' in three vols. (1770-93).
Most vols. were published in four parts, each with a separate title page but continuous pagination and register.
The imprints vary; from 1756 to 1763 and again from 1767 booksellers in London (from 1779 in Edinburgh also) are named among the foreign book-trade outlets: 1756-58: ".. Londini apud A. Linde, .."; 1759-63: ".. Londini apud C. G. Seyffert, .."; 1767-75: ".. Londini apud Io. Nourse, .."; 1776-79: ".. Londini apud Fr. [sic] Elmsly .."; 1779: ".. Londini apud Io. Nourse .."; 1779-85: ".. Londini apud Fr. [sic] Elmsly. Edinburgi apud Io. Balfour. .."; 1785: ".. Londini apud Pr. Elmsly. Edinburgi apud Io. Balfour, .."; 1786-94: ".. Londini apud Pr. Elmsly, Edinburgi apud Elph. Balfour, ..".
Head- and tail-pieces; initials; side-notes.
Title vignette featuring a bee-hive and motto: "Sibi et aliis." Various versions of the beehive image are used on the title pages of each part.
ESTC (online) T221242
Harvard U. Library. Scientific serials, 2913
Includes 4 supplements called: Decadis supplementum.
Also available online.
Vols. 1-10, 11-20, 21-30.
SCNHRB has v. 1-23; v. 24, pars 1-3; and v. 25-28, only.
SCNHRB copy has stamp: Classenske Bogsamling.
SCNHRB copy has a few handwritten pencil and ink brief annotations and markings throughout.
SCNHRB copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Gift of an Anonymous Friend of the Smithsonian.
SCNHRB copy has a contemporary dark brown paste-paper binding with gilt-tooled paper spine labels and red- and blue-sprinkled edges. An unidentified coat of arms is stamped in gold at the foot of the spine.
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Call number:
QH7 .C66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries