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A theory of natural philosophy . . . Latin-English edition, from the text of the first Venetian edition . . . with a short life of Boscovich

Boscovich, Roger Joseph

Published by Open Court Publishing Co, Chicago, 1922
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Boscovich, Roger Joseph (1711-87). A theory of natural philosophy . . . Latin-English edition, from the text of the first Venetian edition . . . with a short life of Boscovich. Folio. xix [1], 463, [7]pp. Frontispiece facsimile of the title to the 1763 Venetian edition, in red and black. Text diagrams. Chicago & London: Open Court Publishing Co., 1922. 375 x 277 mm. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, a little shaken, lightly worn at extremities and hinges. Very good. First Edition in English of Boscovich's Philosophiae naturalis theoria redacta ad unicam legem (first edition 1758). This translation, financed by the Yugoslavian government, was based the text of the 1763 Venetian edition, revised and enlarged under Boscovich's supervision from the 1758 first edition. Boscovich's Theory contains his law of forces, which replaced the massy corpuscles of Newtonian natural philosophy with insubstantial points possessed only of inertia and the capability of mutual interaction. Boscovich's theory influenced the position of 19th-century field physics with regard to the relations between space and matter; it was employed by Faraday and Kelvin, and J. J. Thomson used its curve of forces to introduce the earliest concepts of atomic physics. Norman 278. See Printing and the Mind of Man 203 (first ed.). Bookseller Inventory # 40587

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Title: A theory of natural philosophy . . . ...

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co, Chicago

Publication Date: 1922

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