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NEWTON, ISAAC. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy....Translated into English by Andrew Motte. London: Benjamin Motte 1729. 2 vols., 8vo, 222 x 130mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/8in.), contemporary calf gilt, rebacked preserving some of the old backstrips, red morocco labels, corners renewed, occasional spotting and a few minor stains. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF Principia, printed on LARGE THICK PAPER, 2 engraved frontispieces by A. Motte (the second bound at p. 148, vol. II), 47 folding engraved plates, 2 folding tables, 3 engraved vignettes (at head of each book) by A. Motte, woodcut typographic ornaments and initials. Babson 20.

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NEWTON, ISAAC. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy....Translated into English by Andrew Motte. London: Benjamin Motte 1729. 2 vols., 8vo, 222 x 130mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/8in.), contemporary calf gilt, rebacked preserving some of the old backstrips, red morocco labels, corners renewed, occasional spotting and a few minor stains. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF Principia, printed on LARGE THICK PAPER, 2 engraved frontispieces by A. Motte (the second bound at p. 148, vol. II), 47 folding engraved plates, 2 folding tables, 3 engraved vignettes (at head of each book) by A. Motte, woodcut typographic ornaments and initials. Babson 20.

Provenance: Robert Honeyman (sale, "The Property of Sotheby's," Sotheby's London, Part VI, 10 November 1980, lot 2308). (2)
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