Budapest: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (Société Franklin), 1911. Only edition. Published unbound. 38 p. In fine condition.
The “International Bolyai János Prize of Mathematics” founded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in 1902 with the aim to compensate the lack of Nobel Prize in the field of mathematics. It is awarded in every five years to mathematicians having published their monograph describing their own important new results. The prize was given first time in 1905 to Henry Poincaré and for second time to David Hilbert. Because of the outbreak of WWI and other historical and political reasons the prize was not given until the year 2000. David Hilbert was awarded in 1910 by the committee of Gyula (Julius) Kőnig, Gusztáv Rados, Gösta Mittag-Leffler and Henry Poincaré. In the brochure there is a short description of the Prize, a few words about the committee and the declaration that for the years 1905–1906 Hilbert is awarded. The following 36 pages is the report of Poincaré about the works and achievements of Hilbert in fields of invariant theory, transcendent number (e constant after Lindemann), arithmetics, the (Hilbert-)Waring theorem, geometry, integral equations and the Dirichlet’s principle.