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[Johann Heinrich Samuel Formey [Jean H.S. Formey], contributor to Diderot's 'Encylopédie'.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Formey | Conseiller intime du Roi | Secretaire perpetuel de l'Academie'), in French, declining present to the Berlin Academy.

Johann Heinrich Samuel Formey [Jean Henri Samuel Formey] (1711-1797), German churchman, of French descent, 'savant' and contributor to Diderot's 'Encylopédie', a founding member of the Berlin Academy
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'a Berlin le 9 Mars 1787'.

1p, 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. With stub from mount adhering along one edge. From the celebrated manuscript collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton). In reply to the unnamed recipient's letter, he writes that he has presented to the Berlin Academy 'votre Prospectus que vous les avez deja fait parvenir par M le Directeur Merian [i.e. Johann Bernhard Merian (1723-1807)].' The Academy wishes Formey to thank the writer for his attentions, but as such works do not feature 'dans le plan de la Bibliotheque', the Academy will not be able to profit from the offer.

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