NEWTON, ISAAC SIR. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematic 2nd “Jesuits” Edition. 1760.

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NEWTON, ISAAC SIR. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematic 2nd “Jesuits” Edition. Vol 2 & 3 only. Coloniae Allobrogum: C. & A. Philibert,, 1760. Second edition. Quarto. With the ownership bookplate of Joseph Leigh. Text in Latin & French. 422 and 703pp. which includes the index for all three volumes. Volumes 2 & 3 titles in black only. Vol. 2. Small corner tears to p.59 & p.369. Vol. 3. P.632 mis-numbered 602 Bound in contemporary quarter calf, covers worn and upper panels to both volumes detached.The text is based on that of the third edition, the last edition Newton edited before his death the following year. The 3rd Volume also contains additional commentary, chosen from prize winning essays which were submitted in 1724 to the Academie des Sciences to resolve the problem of the tidal effects of gravity: “Traite sur le flux et reflux de la mer” by Professor Daniel Bernoully (1700-1782), pages 133-246. “De causa physica fluxus et refluzus maris” by mathematician Colin MacLaurin (1698-1746), pages 247-282 and “Inquisitio physica in causam fluxus et refluxus maris” by Professor Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) pages 283-274. There is also a long Introduction to Newton’s Lunar Theory, pages 537-677. A very clean pair of vols in matching contemporary bindings.

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