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Lot 625

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Autograph letter signed to Johann Andreas Otto.

KANT, Immanuel

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Lot description

Königsberg, 27 January 1777

1 p., c. 23 x 18,5 cm, paper, German (traces of red seal at bottom). Good condition.

Rare autograph letter by the famous Königsberg philosopher Kant (1724-1802), addressed to the Magdeburg Rector J.A. Otto (1747-1814), announcing 22 subscriptions to Otto’s edition of a selection of Cicero’s speeches (Magdeburg 1777). The letter was first published by Paul Mentzer in 1930 ("Ein unbekannter Brief Kants", in Kant-Studien, vol. 35).
Ref. Immanuel Kant, Briefwechsel. Auswahl und Anmerkungen von Otto Schöndörffer, bearbeitet vor Rudolf Malter. 3rd. ed., Hamburg, 1986, pp. 931-932, n. 66a.
Prov. Gotthilf Sebastian Rötger (1749-1831), a colleague of Otto in Magdeburg and autograph collector (on top of the document his characteristic note in red ink).

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Lot 625

Autograph letter signed to Johann Andreas Otto.

KANT, Immanuel

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