Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Isaac NEWTON.
Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica
THE FIRST CONTINENTAL EDITION OF NEWTON’S PRINCIPIA

Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica

Amsterdam: Sumptibus Societatis, 1714. 4to. [xxviii], 484, [8] pp. FIRST AMSTERDAM EDITION. With folding engraved plate of cometary orbit facing p. 465, numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. Title printed in red and black with an engraved device. Contemporary vellum over boards; a few wormholes in the spine, preliminary and endleaves, otherwise a very nice copy. Item #13845

First Amsterdam edition of Newton’s epoch-making work, taken from the second printed edition (1713). 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.

This rare printing includes Newton’s prefaces of May 8, 1686 and Mar. 28, 1713, as well as the preface of the editor, Roger Cotes. This entire edition was reset in Amsterdam and the text corrected according to the Corrigenda. The woodcuts and plates were also re-engraved. (Gray, p. 10).

Price: $16,500.00