NEWTON, Isaac (1642-1726/27)
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica ... Editio Secunda Auctior et Emendatior
Cambridge: [printed by Cornelius Crownfield at the University Press], 1713. Quarto. , 484, pp. Folding engraved plate of cometary orbit. Engraved device on title, numerous woodcut illustrations within the text. Corrigenda on verso of final leaf.
Modern red morocco, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, marbled endpapers.
The second edition of Newton's great mathematical work, substantially revised and enlarged.
Published twenty-six years after the first edition, this expanded second edition of Newton's Principia was printed at the Cambridge University Press, which Richard Bentley had recently revived. Edited by Roger Cotes, this edition contains Cotes's important preface in which he "refutes an assertion that Newton's theory of attraction is a causa occulta" (Babson). There is also a second preface by Newton, and substantial additions, including the Scholium generale (which appears in print for the first time) and with the chapters on the lunar theory and the theory of comets being much enlarged. Babson suggests that about 750 copies of this edition were printed.
Babson 10; Wallis II, 8; ESTC T93210.