219: Newton's Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms 1728
Title: The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended. To Which is Prefix'd, A Short Chronicle from the First Memory of Things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great
Author: Newton, Isaac
Description: xiv, , 376 pp. Three engraved folding plates. (4to) 23x18 cm. (9x7"), period full calf. First Edition."Newton attempts to determine the dates of ancient events from astronomical considerations and indicates the manner in which astronomy might be used to verify the views on the chronological points derived in the main from Ptolemy, which were held in his time" - Babson 214.
Heading: zzcPlace Published: London
Publisher: J. Tonson, et al
Date Published: 1728
Covers worn front cover detached; preliminary leaves and pages 1-16 detached. folding plates and two following leaves detached, some foxing; worthy of restoration.