Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727

Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica. / Autore Js. Newton ... Imprimatur S. Pepys, Reg. soc. præses. Julii 5. 1686. - Londini : Jussu Societatis Regiæ ac Typis Josephi Streater. Prostant apud Sam. Smith ad insignia Principis Walliae in Coemiterio D. Pauli, aliosq; nonnulles Bibliopolas, Anno 1687. - [8], 1-262, 262-383, 400-510p. : ill ; 25 cm (4to)

T.p. is cancel, with revised imprint, considered to be its second state. See: One hundred books famous in science / by Harrison D. Horblit. New York: Grolier Club, 1964. Item 78. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indicated by the different type in the headings and the break in paging between the two books. There are two pages numbered 262 and p. 384-494 are wrongly numbered 400-510. This copy is without the folding plate of the cometary orbit.

Formerly on display in Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture - Section 2: Our Place in the Cosmos Currently on display in Science City 1550-1800: The Linbury Gallery.


Mechanics--Early works to 1800.
Celestial mechanics--Early works to 1800.

QA803 / .A2 1687