Apr 03, 2014 - Sale 2343

Sale 2343 - Lot 66

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FERGUSON, JAMES. Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles. 14 folding engraved plates, including frontispiece. [8], 267, [9] pages. 4to, 253x197 mm, contemporary reversed sheep blind-tooled to panel design, rebacked retaining original backstrip, with morocco lettering piece added; offsetting from plates onto facing pages, marginal foxing on most plates. Pencil catalogue description and ink signature of Brent Gration-Maxfield dated 1972 on front endpapers. London: Printed for, and sold by the Author, 1756

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first edition. "One of the earliest and most successful attempts to explain Newtonian ideas in popular terms"--Babson 58 (1764 third edition). BEA, page 364; Wallis 75 (this edition).