Sesde Vervolg

Leeuwenhoek, A. van
Delft: Krooneveld

Full title

Sesde Vervolg der Brieven, geschreven aan verscheide Hooge Standspersonen en Geleerde Luijden

Sixth Continuation of the Letters, written to various High-standing Persons and Learned People

Dobell #16: Letters 97 - 107

It contained eleven letters written between late December 1695 and the end of September 1696.

AB/CL #: 163, 164, 165, 167, 168, 169, 170, 172, 174, 176, 177

The letters were addressed to:

Hendrik van Bleyswijk, 3 letters
Frederik Adriaan Van Reede, 3 letters
Nicolaas Witsen, 3 letters
Members of the Royal Society, 1 letter
Anthonie Heinsius, 1 letter

Pagination: iv + 173-342 + x (Blad-wyser & Drukfouten)

The front matter (left sidebar) had:

  • Title page
  • Two-page poem from Rabus


Op het Sesde Vervolg der Brieven van den Heere Antoni van Leeuwenhoek aan de Beminnaars der Regtschape Natuur-kunde.

On the Sixth Continuation of the Letters of Mr. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Lovers of Knowledge of Nature.

by Pieter Rabus

dated 1696

[transcription and translation to come]


The letters were numbered and continuously paginated. Each was preceded by a summary of the contents.


The figures were on 5 plates, one for each of the 11 letters for a total of 32 figures.

Back matter

An index on ten unnumbered pages followed by a one-page errata (which itself has two typos!).

Der voornaemste Zaken in dit Sesde Vervolg der Brieven begrepen.

of the chief Topics included in this Sixth Continuation of the Letters.

Drukfouten, dus te verbeteren.

Printing errors, thus improving.

This volume was reviewed by Rabus in Boekzaal, July and August 1697, pp. 119-127.