By Isaac Newton; John Wright
Glasgow   Andreae et Joannis M Duncan
10" by 6.5" [7], viii-xxx, 431; [6], 2-320; [9], x-xxxvi, [1], 2-203pp
A scarce, early edition of Isaac Newton's important mathematical work, which states Newton's laws of motion, and law of universal gravitation. A cornerstone of scientific history.
By Isaac Newton; John Wright

1822 Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Glasgow   Andreae et Joannis M Duncan
10" by 6.5" [7], viii-xxx, 431; [6], 2-320; [9], x-xxxvi, [1], 2-203pp
A scarce, early edition of Isaac Newton's important mathematical work, which states Newton's laws of motion, and law of universal gravitation. A cornerstone of scientific history.
£4,000.00
: 3kgs / : 699L2

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'Principia' is one of the most important works in the history of science. It was first published in 1687, with revisions being issued in 1713 and 1726. Being the first Glasgow re-issue of the 1739-42 'Jesuits' edition. This edition was produced by two French priests, Peres Thomas LeSeur and Francois Jacquier, of the Minim order, who are erroneously identified as Jesuits. The foundation work in the field of classical mechanics, this work formulates Newton's physical theories. He developed and used methods now included in the field of calculus. In a revised conclusion to the Principia, present to this work, Newton used his now famous expression 'Hypotheses non fingo'. This work states Newton's laws of motion, his law of universal gravitation, a derivation of Kepler's laws of planetary motion. With half titles as called for to volumes I, II and III. In the original Latin. Four volumes bound as three. [Babson 32; Wallis 17]. Bound without the half title and title page to volume IV. With volume III bound without the final blank. Adorned with mathematical diagrams throughout. A beautifully bound set of this important work.

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In full vellum bindings. Externally, very smart. Light shelfwear to the boards and spines. Small loss to the spine labels, mostly to volumes I and II. Front boards to volumes I and III are sprung. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright, with occasional light spots.

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