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NEWTON, Isaac.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica....

Editio tertia aucta & emendata.

Availability: In stock

Published: London William & John Innys, printers to the Royal Society, 1726

Stock Code: 132713

£15,000
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

Third edition, containing the definitive text, edited by Henry Pemberton and by Newton himself, in the form that Newton himself approved. This edition contains a new preface by Newton, together with extensive alterations (the most notable being to the scholium on fluxions) and additions such as a new section on the motion of the moon's nodes. This copy is one of 1,000 copies on ordinary paper: there were a further 200 large paper copies and 50 largest paper copies on thick paper.

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Description

Quarto (241 x 191 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving original spine with new label to style. Housed in a custom grey card slipcase.

Illustrations

With engraved frontispiece portrait. Engraved illustration by John Senex on p. 506 and woodcut diagrams within the text.

Condition

Bound with the half-title; without the imprimatur or terminal advertisement leaves. With the 19th-century bookplates of J. Balmanno of Glasgow to the front pastedown and of William James Fleming to the front free endpaper; two catalogue descriptions for different copies of the book (1977, unspecified, and 1982, Blackwells) taped to the front pastedown. Expertly refurbished with discreet restoration to extremities and calf; light stain at head of gutter of first 17 leaves, else contents clean and crisp. A very good copy.

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