NEWTON ISAAC

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Auctore Isaaco Newtono, Equite Aurato. Edition Ultima, Auctior et Emendatior.
Date: Amsterdam,Sumptibus Societatis,1714
P5100026
Subject: Science, Astronomy, Physics
15.000,00 €
4to; (28), 484, (8) pp. Title printed in red and black with engraved device and motto “Vis Unita Major”, folding engraved plate of cometary orbit facing p. 465 and numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. Contemporary vellum over boards, gold title on spine; a good copy with some paper discoloration. Second edition, first Amsterdam issue of Newton’s work, revised on the second printed edition (Cambridge, 1713). It is in this edition of the Principia that Newton’s famous additions to the theory of the motion of the moon and the planets appear, as well as many other important additions and corrections. Including Newton’s prefaces of May 8, 1686 and Mar. 28, 1713, as well as the preface of the editor, Roger Cotes astronomy professor at Trinity College. This entire edition was reset in Amsterdam and the text corrected according to the Corrigenda. The woodcuts and plates were also re-engraved. (Gray, p. 10).

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