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Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727) The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.
London: Printed for Benjamin Motte, at the Middle-Temple-Gate, in Fleetstreet, 1729.
First edition in English, two octavo volumes, engraved frontispieces slightly trimmed and mounted in both volumes, I: [pi]2 (frontispiece & title), A2, A8, a8, B-X8; II: [pi]2 (frontispiece & title), B-Z8, Aa-Cc8, Dd3, a4; A-D8, E4; illustrated with two frontispieces, forty-seven folding engraved illustrations, and two folding typographical tables; the set bound in modern full sprinkled calf, period style, 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (2)
Newton's Principia, the greatest work in the history of science, was originally published in Latin in 1687. The first English edition, in handy octavo format, introduced the work to a much broader audience.