Handwritten Note By 19th Century Philosopher Hegel Found In First Work In Tokyo Store

Handwritten note by 19th century philosopher Hegel found in first work in Tokyo storeA first edition copy of the first work of German philosopher G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831) with his handwritten note inside has been found at an antique book store in Tokyo's Kanda district.

The note was found in a used copy of Hegel's first work "The Difference between Fichte's and Schelling's System of Philosophy" published in 1801. Around 300 copies of its first edition are believed to have been circulated.

In its endpaper, four lines written in German that say, "The book review in the Erlangen literary newspaper is worth noting," can be found, followed by a partial transcription from the newspaper book review carried in 1802.