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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 130

    [NEWTON, Sir Isaac (1642-1727)]. -- [PEMBERTON, Henry (1684-1771)]. A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy. London: S. Palmer, 1728.

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    [NEWTON, Sir Isaac (1642-1727)]. -- [PEMBERTON, Henry (1684-1771)]. A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy. London: S. Palmer, 1728.

    4o (280 x 217 mm). Engraved vignette-title, 12 engraved folding plates, head- and tail-pieces and initials. (Last few leaves repaired affecting the text, some spotting and staining.) Contemporary speckled calf (joints repaired, extremities scuffed). Provenance: S.M. Savage (inscription dated 1767); F.G. Boyce (inscription dated 6 April 1921).

    FIRST EDITION of Pemberton's explanation of Newtonianism, especially written for a general audience without mathematical training. The work remains one of the most important sources on Newton's later years, written by a close friend and one who was invited by Newton to edit the third edition of the Principia. In the list of subscribers Sir Isaac Newton is recorded as having ordered 12 books. Babson 98.


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