NEWTON (ISAAC) Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica... Editio secunda auctior et emendatior, Cambridge, [Cornelius Crownfield at the University Press], 1713

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NEWTON (ISAAC)
Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica... Editio secunda auctior et emendatior, Cambridge, [Cornelius Crownfield at the University Press], 1713

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NEWTON (ISAAC)
Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica... Editio secunda auctior et emendatior, edited by Roger Cotes, engraved device on title, double-page engraved plate, woodcut diagrams throughout, blank lower fore-corner of title neatly replaced, contemporary panelled calf, professionally rebacked and refurbished to match [Babson 12; Wallis 8], 4to (235 x 182mm.), Cambridge, [Cornelius Crownfield at the University Press], 1713

Footnotes

  • 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, which appears 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. Babson suggests that 750 copies were printed.

    Provenance: William A. Cole, bookplate.
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NEWTON (ISAAC) Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica... Editio secunda auctior et emendatior, Cambridge, [Cornelius Crownfield at the University Press], 1713
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