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        Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica. Editio tertia aucta & emendata.London: William & John Innys, 1726.

      Third and definitive edition of "the greatest work in the history of science" (PMM), one of only 1250 copies printed. "This edition was the last published during the author's lifetime and the basis of all subsequent editions. It was edited by Henry Pemberton, M.D., F.R.S., and contains a new preface by Newton and a large number of alterations, the most important being the scholium on fluxions, in which Leibnitz had been mentioned by name. This had been considered an acknowledgement of Leibnitz's independent discovery of the calculus. In omitting Leibnitz's name in this edition, Newton was criticized as taking advantage of an opponent whose death had prevented any reply" (Babson, p. 12).<br/><br/> In the <i>Principia</i>, first published in 1687, Newton formulated the three laws of motion from which he derived the principle of universal gravitation, "wherein all bodies, of whatever mass, attract one another in proportion to their masses and in inverse ratio as the square of the distance between them. This applies to dust particles as to the mightiest celestial bodies" (Dibner). "Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler had certainly shown the way; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton explained the underlying universal laws. The Principia provided the great synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity. Newton showed that the important and dramatic aspects of nature that were subject to the universal law of gravitation could be explained, in mathematical terms, within a single physical theory. The same laws of gravitation and motion rule everywhere; for the first time a single mathematical law could explain the motion of objects on earth as well as the phenomena of the heavens. The whole cosmos is composed of inter-connecting parts influencing each other according to these laws. It was this grand conception that produced a general revolution in human thought, equalled perhaps only by that following Darwin's Origin of Species" (PMM). <br/><br/> This is an absolutely complete copy, including the half-title, portrait, license leaf and publisher's catalogue, some of which are missing from most copies that appear on the market. <br/><br/> PMM 161 (first edition); Babson 13; Gray 9; Wallis 9.. 4to (241 x 192 mm), pp. [34], 530, [8], with engraved frontispiece portrait (facing title) by George Vertue after I. Vanderbank. Title printed in red and black, numerous woodcut diagrams in text and engraving of cometary orbit on p. 506. Nineteenth-century half-calf and marbled boards (re-backed with original spine laid down), marbled endpapers, red edges, spine gilt, former owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, old inscription to title, half-title, frontispiece, and title page with a little spotting, otherwise fine and clean throughout

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        L'Histoire Du Vieux Et Du Nouveau Testament ReprÈsentÈe Avec Des Figures & Des Explications Èdifiantes, tirÈes des Saints PËres pour regler les moeurs dans toute sorte de conditions

      Denys Thierry Paris Denys Thierry 1687 Nouvelle Edition g Quarto. [14], 552pp. Original full calf with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. All edges stamped in gold. Marbled endpapers. Title-page in red and black lettering with engraved vignette. Decorative initials, head- and tailpieces. Fascinating work on the history of the Old and New Testaments, profusely illustrated with numerous b/w copper engravings (unsigned). Some edge wear on binding with front joint cracked, but front board still firmly attached. Head of spine chipped and tail rubbed and partly chipped. Closed tear on top of back joint. Corners rubbed. Gilt on edges of binding partly faded. Free front endpaper slightly chipped and partly detached. Minor foxing throughout. Text in French. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition

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