22 June 2010,
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[NEWTON, Sir Isaac]. s'GRAVESANDE, William James. An Explanation of the Newtonian Philosophy in Lectures read to the Youth of theUniversity of Leyden. London: W. Innys and R. Mandy, 1735.
8o (198 x 123 mm). 17 engraved folding diagrams and charts (some browning and staining). 20th-century quarter calf and marbled boards.
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Stone's translation of s'Gravesande's lecture on the Elements. "S'Gravesande was the earliest influential exponent of the Newtonian philosophy in continental Europe... The strength of his exposition was in his perfection of the method of justifying scientific truths either by self-evidence or appeal to experimental verification" (DSB). Wallis 83.8.
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