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Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica. / Autore Js. Newton ... Imprimatur S. Pepys, Reg. soc. præses. Julii 5. 1686.

By: Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Londini : Jussu Societatis Regiæ ac Typis Josephi Streater. Prostant apud Sam. Smith ad insignia Principis Walliae in Coemiterio D. Pauli, aliosq; nonnulles Bibliopolas, Anno 1687Description: [8], 1-262, 262-383, 400-510p. : ill ; 25 cm (4to).Place: England - LondonUniform titles: Principia Subject(s): Mechanics -- Early works to 1800 | Celestial mechanics -- Early works to 1800
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Book (Not for loan) Science Museum Wroughton
Library Store: Rare Books
Rare Books Collection Q O.B. NEW NEWTON (Browse shelf) Not For Loan 30209019359067

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.

Ms. on front lining paper: 'Ex libris of Richard Lugdunensis. hodiè ex libris Robin-duverney ainé, 1812 à 1856. Cet exemplaire est très précieux.'

Formerly on display in Science Museum: Cosmos & Culture - Section 2: Our Place in the Cosmos

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