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Newton, Isaac
Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica; The Third Edition (1726) with Variant Readings
Harvard University Press, 1972. First edition thus. Hardcover. 2 vol. Folio. [4], v-xl, [2], 1-547, [3]; [7], 548-916 pp. Black cloth with silver lettering on the spine. Illustrated with a facsimile frontispiece portrait of Isaac Newton, taken from the 1726 edition of Newton's Principia. Facsimile half-title, title, and text pages as well, all taken from the first three published editions of Newton's Principia. Volumes also illustrated with 67 in-text diagrams, from the original editions. Assembled and edited by Alexandre Koyré and I. Bernard Cohen with the assistance of Anne Whitman. Pressler, Printing in the Mind of Man (PMM) 96. According to PMM, "The Principia is generally described as the greatest work in the history of science ... [providing] the great synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity". Newton's work provided the last blow to the Aristotelian view of the universe, present and dominant through the medieval period and into the Renaissance. The book was a great catalyst for the Scientific Revolution. This edition allows the reader to see how Newton's work evolved over time, from the manuscript draft of the first edition between 1685 and 1687 to the release of the third edition in 1726. The textual variations are displayed, with other variant readings taken from surviving manuscripts. The front flap refers to this publication as a photographic reprint of the third edition, with the variant readings from the seven other sources at the bottom of each page. Thus the reader can easily observe Newton's changes. The appendices provide a bibliography o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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