Mentioned, and first among them Rzaczynski, who in 1721 brought out at Sandomirsk the Historia naturalis **curiosa** regni Poloniae, to which an Auctuarium was posthumously published at Danzig in 1742.

Manget's Bibliotheca chemica **curiosa** (1702), are confused productions, written in an allegorical style, but full of phrases and even pages taken literally from the Greek alchemists, and citing by name various authorities of Greek alchemy.

He published Magnalia Dei in locis subterraneis (Brunswick, 1727), Historia naturalis **curiosa** lapidis (1727), and Thesaurus subterraneus Ducatus Brunsvigii (1728).

Dodgson periodically published mathematical works - An Elementary Treatise on Determinants (1867); Euclid, Book V., proved Algebraically (1874); Euclid and his Modern Rivals (1879), the work on which his reputation as a mathematician largely rests; and **Curiosa** Mathematica (1888).

Germany The earliest trace of the literary journal in Germany is to be found in the Erbauliche Monatsunterredungen (1663) of the poet Johann Rist and in the Miscellanea **curiosa** medico-physica (1670-1704) of the Academia naturae curiosorum Leopoldina-Carolina, the first scientific annual, uniting the features of the Journal des savants and of the Philosophical Transactions.

Reference has already been made to the Miscellanea **curiosa** medico-physica (1670-1704); the Monatliche Erzdhlungen (1689) was also devoted to natural science.

But the story, even as told by his biographer (Peck, Desiderata **Curiosa**, 1.