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Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Auctore Isaaco Newtono, Equite Aurato. Edition Ultima, Auctior et Emendatior.
Sumptibus Societatis, Amstælodami 1714 - 1 blank leaf with an engraved portrait of Newton (and two of his signatures) pasted down + TP + [i] = Dedication page + [iii]-[iv] = Halley's Poem to Newton + [v]-[viii] = Newton's Preface [dated 1713] + [ix]-[xxiv] = Editor's Preface + [xxv]-[xxvi] = Index + 1-484 + [485]-[491] = Index Rerum + 1 blank leaf. Quarto. Second Edition, Second Printing (Amsterdam Issue).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 the famous General Scholium in which Newton gives a general resume of the work. The title page printed in red and black with an engraved device. Illustrated throughout with numerous woodcut diagrams and with a folded engraved plate illustrating the orbits of comets facing page 464. Newton's monumental Principia was originally presented to the world in 1687. The second - much enlarged - edition was published in Cambridge in 1713. This second printing of that revised text was released the following year in Amsterdam having been entirely reset from the Cambridge copy and the text corrected for known errors. (There was yet another Amsterdam printing of this second edition in 1723.) The third edition of the Principia - the last in Newton's lifetime - was published in 1726. 1884) to the top of the front free end paper. On the Dedication Page there is a two line ink inscription in the upper right corner by Prof. H. Keefer. The pasted-in portrait of Newton was engraved by Enoch Seeman and the ownership of the original signatures is ascribed to John Thane. With the text blocks of most pages uniformly tanned. Comes in a custom clamshell box done in ivory cloth. Overall, a lovely copy of this incredibly important book which is difficult to find and all but impossible to afford in the first edition. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. SECOND EDITION, SECOND PRINTING (Amsterdam Issue).
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