Oct 20, 2009 - Sale 2190

Sale 2190 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 210
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 150 - $ 250
BREWSTER, DAVID, Sir. Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton. Frontispieces; text illustrations. 8vo, contemporary green calf gilt with russet morocco lettering pieces (one chipped in corner); lacks half-titles and ad leaves. Contemporary school prize certificate on Volume 1 front pastedown. Edinburgh, 1855

Additional Details

first edition of the substantially enlarged and definitive version of Brewster's 1831 biography of Newton. Babson 258; DSB X, 95 ("the best biography of Newton, despite its stuffiness").