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Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica: NEWTON, ISAAC

NEWTON, ISAAC

Published by London: for the Royal Society by Joseph Streater, 1687 (1687)

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Item Description: London: for the Royal Society by Joseph Streater, 1687, 1687. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue of Isaac Newton’s Principia, “generally described as the greatest work in the history of science” (PMM). This is an excellent, entirely unrestored copy of the first state with the preferred two-line imprint. “Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler had certainly shown the way; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton ex- plained the underlying universal laws. The Principia provided the great synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity” (PMM). “For the first time a single mathematical law could explain the motion of objects on earth as well as the phenomena of the heavens. It was this grand conception that produced a general revolution in human thought, equaled perhaps only by that following Darwin’s Origin of Species” (PMM). This treatise on dynamics and gravitation is undoubtedly “the most influential scientific publication of the 17th century” (Horblit). “Newton presents his three laws of motion, discusses the movement of bodies through gases and liquids, defines mass and force, presents the corpuscular theory of light, and sets forth the principle of universal gravitation. No work was more seminal in the development of modern physics and astronomy than Newton’s Principia. Its conclusion that the force retaining the planets in their orbits is one in kind with terrestrial gravity ended forever the view dating back at least to Aristotle that the celestial realm calls for one science and the sublunar realm, another. Just as the Preface to its first edition had proposed, the ultimate success of Newton’s theory of gravity made the identification of the fundamental forces of nature and their characterization in laws the primary pursuit of physics” (Stanford Philosophy). Neither the Royal Society nor Newton was willing or able to finance the publication of the Principia. Newton’s friend, astronomer Edmund Halley, underwrote the edition and supervised publication; about 300-400 copies were printed. 4to. Folding plate. 215 woodcut diagrams. William B. Todd’s “Bibliography of the ‘Principia’” (Cambridge, 1972) identifies a number of textual variants occurring in the press. These appear to occur with equal frequency between the two issues and thus do not constitute a point of issue. In this copy all but two of Todd’s variants (267 and 481) are in the corrected state. Original or contemporary Cambridge paneled calf, with double blind rule at edges of boards and four small cornerpieces, morocco title label “NEWTON / PHILOS,” edges sprinkled red. Joints cracked but secure, minor loss of leather, old coloring to exposed areas. Minimal dampstain to blank corners of last few leaves, wear to lower margin of some leaves, several quires browned as usual, some foxing and spotting as usual, a few small stains. Old manuscript shelf number 1074 on front free endpaper. An exceptionally wide-margined copy, with a number of leaves untrimmed. There are two variant title pages. This is the first state, the so-called English issue, with the title conjugate and the two-line imprint; the name of the bookseller Samuel Smith, was added to the cancel title-page for copies presumably bound for export. We have always preferred the English issue of this epochal book, particularly when found in a contemporary English calf binding. Printing and the Mind of Man 161. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1481833387532

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Philosophiae naturalis Principia mathematica. Auctore Isaaco Newtonio: Newton, Isaac

Newton, Isaac

Published by [Cornelius Crownfield], Cambridge (1713)

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Item Description: [Cornelius Crownfield], Cambridge, 1713. The second edition, expanded and corrected, and the first to include the General Scholium in which Newton gives a general resumé of the work. One of about 750 copies printed, of which 250 were sent to Holland and France. Engraved vignette on title, one folding engraved plate, and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text. 14 leaves, 484, [8] pp. 1 vols. 4to. The Second Principia. The critical second edition of what is incontestably the single most important scientific work ever published, one which laid the foundations for modern physics. Published in Newton's lifetime by his friend and collaborater, Roger Cotes (1682-1716), this edition contains for the first time Cotes' Preface which lays out Newton's method, a 7 pp. Index, and most importantly, Newton's own celebrated conclusion entitled SCHOLIUM GENERALE (pp. 481-484), written in response to the objections of Berkeley and Leibniz, in which the author expresses the religious conceptions underlying and supporting his empirical-mathematical construct."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. With him the separation of natural and supernatural, of sublunar and superlunar worlds disappeared. 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" (PMM). Wallis 8; Grey 8; Babson 8; DSB X, p. 64; for the first edition of the PRINCIPIA (1687), see: PMM 161; Dibner 11; Horblit 78; Norman 1586 Modern brown half morocco and cloth, two small paper repairs to title page at right margin and one small repair to the second leaf, not affecting the text Engraved vignette on title, one folding engraved plate, and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in the text. 14 leaves, 484, [8] pp. 1 vols. 4to The second edition, expanded and corrected, and the first to include the General Scholium in which Newton gives a general resumé of the work. One of about 750 copies printed, of which 250 were sent to Holland and France. Bookseller Inventory # 252301

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Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Editio ultima auctior: Newton, Isaac.

Newton, Isaac.

Published by Sumptibus Societatis, Amstaelodami (Amsterdam) (1714)

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Item Description: Sumptibus Societatis, Amstaelodami (Amsterdam), 1714. Leinen. Gr.-8vo. (ca. 24 x 19 cm). Blindgeprägter Lederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit zwei Leder-/Metallschließen und zwei alten handgeschr. Rückenschildern, 14 Bll., 484 S., 4 Bll. Sprache: Latein, Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel und vielen Textholzschnitten. Wallis 11. Babson Suppl. p. 4. Sotheran 12506. Vgl. Carter/Muir, PMM 161 (beschreibt die erste Ausgabe von 1687) und Dibner, Heralds of Science 11. - Zweiter Druck der zweiten, erweiterten und verbesserten Auflage, die zuerst 1713 in Cambridge erschien. Die Amsterdamer Ausgabe ist die erste, die außerhalb Englands publiziert wurde. "This edition contains considerable additions by the author, while the chapters on the lunar theory and the theory of comets were much enlarged. It was edited by Roger Cotes, F.R.S., whose preface (pp. 16), in which he vigorously attacks the Cartesian philosophy then still in vogue at the universities, and refutes an assertion that Newton's theory of attraction is a causa occulta, is of great historical importance" (Sotheran 3257 on the edition of 1713). -Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar in einem zeitgenössischen Einband mit intakten Schließen. Leder etwas fleckig und angestaubt, stellenweise leicht berieben. Ganz kleiner Riß am Kapital. Schmaler Wasserrand an der Unterkante des Rückdeckels, eine Ecke leicht angeplatzt. Vorsätze etwas fleckig bzw. leimschattig, vorne mit drei alten handschr. Besitzervermerken und einem kleinen stilisierten Blütenstempel. Innen teilweise leicht stockfleckig, meist im Kopf- bzw. Außensteg. Die ersten 4 Bll. mit Wasserand im oberen Fünftel. / Second printing of the second edition, which was first published in Cambridge 1713. First edition outside of England. - Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two intact leather/metal clasps and two old handwritten spine labels. Volume in good condition. Binding shows a few traces of use. Some foxing inside, mostly on the margins. The first 4 leaves with a water trace in the upper fifth. Three different old previous owner inscriptions on the paste-down and flying endpaper. 1500 Gramm. Buch. Bookseller Inventory # G-7-17824

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Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica [ Mathematical Principles: Newton, Sir Isaac

Newton, Sir Isaac

Published by Ex Prelo Academico, Typis Andreae Et Joannis M. Duncan, Glasguae (Glasgow) (1822)

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Item Description: Ex Prelo Academico, Typis Andreae Et Joannis M. Duncan, Glasguae (Glasgow), 1822. Full calf. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Printing. First Printing. 4 volumes bound in 2. Vol 1: [iii]-xxx, [1 - index capitum], [1-blank], [1]-431 pp ; Vol 2: [6], [1]-320 pages; Vol 3: [12], [ix]-xxxvi, [1]-344 pages. Vol 4: [4], [iii]-vi, [1]-202 pages. Complete. Short closed tear at the base of page 202, volume 4. Modern tan calf with spine in 6 compartments, raised bands with red and black labels and gilt decorations, simple gold borders on front and rear panels, and edge decorations. Presents very nicely on the shelf. Text in Latin. Full calf. The first Glasgow re-issue of the 1739 Jesuits' edition, edited by John Martin Frederick Wright. The first Jesuits' edition was published in Geneva in 1739-1742 and the second in 1760. These so-called Jesuits' editions (so-called because the editors were really Minims) are valued because of their copious commentary, and also because they contain additional works by Bernoully, Maclarin, and Euler which represent all that was done on the theory of tides between the publication of Newton's Principia and the investigations of Laplace. (see Babson 30, Babson 32, Gray 17, and Wallis 17). Bookseller Inventory # 15766

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Isaac Newton; edited by Alexandre Koyre and I. Bernard Cohen

Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge (1972)

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Item Description: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1972. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Complete two volume set. Quartos. A pair of fine hardcover books in very good dustjackets. The books are unblemished but the jackets show mild shelf wear; jacket of Vol. I has 1/4-inch chipping at crown of spine; jacket of Vol. II with a long closed tear along the front gutter. Definitive edition of Newton's classic using the text of the third edition and comparing it with variant versions from the other editions. This is the original Latin text with notes and introductory material in English. Bookseller Inventory # 1213245

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Item Description: Leipzig, Grosse & Gleditsch, 1742. 4to. Contemp. full vellum. Faint handwritten title on spine. Two small stamps on titlepage. In: "Nova Acta Eruditorum Anno MDCCXLII". Occassional brownspotting. The entire volume offered. (4), 720, (33) pp + 6 engraved plates]. First edition of the 1742-edition of Nova Acta Eruditorum which are including two reviews of Voltaire and one of Newton's Principia. Bookseller Inventory # 46015

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Item Description: Cambridge at the University Press 1972 and 1971., 1972. 3 Volumes. XL, (2), 547 pages; (7), page 548 to pages 916 and XXVI, (3), 380 pages. With a lot of illustrations. Green original cloth bindings. (Covers partially used). 28x21x11 cm * Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, oft auch Principia Mathematica oder einfach Principia genannt, ist das Hauptwerk von Isaac Newton. Der lateinische Titel bedeutet übersetzt Mathematische Prinzipien der Naturphilosophie. Die Principia wurden 1686 erstmals als Manuskript der Royal Society vorgelegt und am 5. Juli 1687 in lateinischer Sprache veröffentlicht. Von Edmund Halley, dem Initiator des Werkes und Organisator der Erstausgabe, immer wieder ermuntert, verfasste Newton eines der größten physikalischen und astronomischen Bücher aller Zeiten. la Gewicht in Gramm: 5000. Bookseller Inventory # 130726

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KAMINSKI, W. A. (ed.):

Published by Singapore, etc.: World Scientific, 1988. (1988)

ISBN 10: 9971505339 ISBN 13: 9789971505332

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Item Description: Singapore, etc.: World Scientific, 1988., 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. xi, 221 pp. Original laminated boards. Spine sunned, else Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 23512

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Cohen, I. Bernard

Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge (1978)

ISBN 10: 0674461932 ISBN 13: 9780674461932

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Item Description: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1978. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Ix, 380 Pp. Large Format First Paperback Edition, 1978, Of A Book First Published In Hardcover In 1971. A Definitive Comparison Of The Three Editions Of The Principia Isues In Newton's Lifetime. Very Good, Light Wear, No Marks. Bookseller Inventory # 034773

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Hawking, S W ( Stephen William ); W Israel ( Werner )(eds.)( Sir Isaac Newton related); S Weinberg; R Penrose; A H Cook; C M Will; T Damour; R D Blandford; K Thorne; M J Rees; A Vilenkin; S K Blau; A H Guth; A Linde; J H Schwarz; C Crnkowic; E Witten

Published by Cambridge, UK / N.Y: Cambridge University Press, 1987, 1st Edition, First Printing, Cambridge, England (1987)

ISBN 10: 0521343127 ISBN 13: 9780521343121

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Item Description: Cambridge, UK / N.Y: Cambridge University Press, 1987, 1st Edition, First Printing, Cambridge, England, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine (see description). Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description). Photo Cover (illustrator). First Edition. ----------hardcover, about 7 x 10 inches, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ to near Fine dustjacket, 684 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 159043

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Newton, Isaac

Published by Bibliolife, U.K. (2009)

ISBN 10: 1115970801 ISBN 13: 9781115970808

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Item Description: Bibliolife, U.K., 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. Reprint of First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Volume Two of Isaac Netwon's Philosophilæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Covers and contents smooth, clean, unread, a lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 019997

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Northrop, Filmer Stuart Cuckow

Published by Woodbridge, CT: Ox Bow Press, 1985. Frontispiece portrait of Northrop. (1985)

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Item Description: Woodbridge, CT: Ox Bow Press, 1985. Frontispiece portrait of Northrop., 1985. Book Condition: Very good. First printing. Hardcover. Very good condition (no dust jacket-as issued[?]). Bookseller Inventory # 4658

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Northrop, F. S.

Published by Ox Bow Press, Woodbridge, CT (1986)

ISBN 10: 0918024358 ISBN 13: 9780918024350

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Item Description: Ox Bow Press, Woodbridge, CT, 1986. Cloth. First Edition. Near fine.; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 908393

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