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Heading: (Newton, Isaac)
Author: Wright, J.M.F.
Title: A Commentary on Newton's Principia
Place Published: London
Publisher:T.T. & J. Tegg
Date Published: 1833
Description:


Two volumes in one. x, [4], 458; [2], cii, 381 pp. (8vo) 23.5x15 cm (9¼x6") later black calf and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Second Edition.



First published in 1828, all editions are scarce. The author was a scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. "The object of the first volume is to make the text of the Principia, by supplying numerous steps in the very concise demonstrations of the propositions, and illustrating them by every conceivable device . The second volume is designed to form a sort of Appendix or Supplement to the Principia. It gives the principal discoveries of La Place and serves as an introduction to his Mécanique Celèste." - Babson 130.

Condition

Light wear; some foxing; very good.

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Commentary on Newton's Principia

Estimate $300 - $500Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price $150
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