NEWTON, Isaac (1642-1727). 
NEWTON, Isaac (1642-1727). 
NEWTON, Isaac (1642-1727). 
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NEWTON, Isaac (1642-1727). 

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. London: J. Tonson, J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1728.

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NEWTON, Isaac (1642-1727). 
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. London: J. Tonson, J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1728.
First edition, an exceptionally large copy, probably for presentation. ‘Newton attempts to determine the dates of ancient events from astronomical considerations and indicates the manner in which astronomy might be used to verify views on the chronological points derived in the main from Ptolemy, which were held in his time... The Chronicle was originally written at the request of the Princess of Wales, on condition that it should not be published’ (Babson 214). This copy is significantly taller than the Babson copy (264mm) and the Green copy (281mm) of the large paper issue. Wallis 309.

Quarto (300 x 235mm). Engraved head-piece and initial by P. Foudrinier, 3 folding engraved plates (minor spotting and soiling in first and last quires, 4 small marginal repairs). Contemporary calf (rebacked and recornered); housed in a custom cloth box.
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