17 June 2008
[NEWTON, Sir Isaac]. -- [PEMBERTON, Henry (1684-1771)]. A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy. London: S. Palmer, 1728.
4o (285 x 224 mm). Engraved vignette-title, 12 engraved folding plates, head- and tail-pieces and initials. (A few small marginal tears and stains, a bit thumbed.) Contemporary calf (rebacked to style, extremities scuffed).
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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