NEWTON (ISAAC) Philiosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Editio secunda auctior et emedatior
Lot 144
NEWTON (ISAAC) Philiosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Editio secunda auctior et emedatior
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Newton and the Science Library of Rupert and Marie Boas Hall
NEWTON (ISAAC)
Philiosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Editio secunda auctior et emedatior, edited by Roger Cotes, engraved device on title, folding engraved plate of the cometary orbit at page 465, woodcut diagrams throughout, contemporary ink annotations and emendations reflecting changes made for the third edition (on initial and final blanks, to pages 482-3 and in blank spaces on last leaf), occasional light soiling and foxing, first few gatherings with some worming at outer edge of margins, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked and recornered [Babson 12; Wallis 8], 4to (238 x 185mm.), Cambridge, [Cornelius Crownfield at the University Press], 1713

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  • The second edition of the Principia, with Newton's important revisions and additions to the chapters on lunar and cometary theory, and the Scholium generale, appearing in print for the first time. Also added was Cotes' long preface, essentially "a lengthy and important essay outlining his own version of Newton's method" (ODNB), which was authorised by Newton and Richard Bentley.
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