14 June 2006
NEWTON, Sir Isaac. A Treatise of the System of the World. London: for F. Fayram, 1728.
8o (185 x 114 mm). 2 engraved plates, woodcut diagrams in text. (Title-page lightly soiled, reinforced along gutter, some minor browning.) 19th-century half calf, spine blind-tooled with morocco labels, speckled edges (front cover detached, rear cover starting, wear at corners and edges).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. The first English translation of De mundi systemate was originally intended as the third book of Principia. The translator was probably Andrew Motte. The first edition with text in Latin was also published in the same year. Babson 18; Wallis 30; Norman 1593.
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