COTES, ROGER (1682-1716), MATHEMATICIAN. [HYDROSTATICAL AND PNEUMATIC LECTURES]. MANUSCRIPT, written in ink in a very clear hand. First half of the 18th century, folio (373x222mm), 176 leaves, paginated 352pp. Contemporary marbled paper boards, calf back (spine worn; later morocco label). Provenance: John Earl of Bute, 18th-century bookplate.
Cotes was professor of mathematics at Cambridge and edited the second edition of Newton's Principia. After his early death, his colleague Robert Smith published his lectures, the present one in 1738. The present volume of 17 lectures may have preceded the printed edition.