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A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy by  Henry  Isaac]. Pemberton - First edition - 1728 - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 7968)

A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy

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A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy

by [Newton, Isaac]. Pemberton, Henry

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London: S. Palmer, 1728 First edition. Contemporary full calf ruled in gilt, rebacked with gilt calf spine label. Edges sprinkled red. . Quarto. Engraved title-page vignette, twelve folding engraved plates, plus engraved headbands, tail-pieces, and historiated initials by John Pine after J. Grison. Pine, of course, is known for his wonderful, engraved edition of Horace. With a subscriber's list. Light foxing. Light offsetting from engravings, which are lightly foxed with some having a few small stains. Occasional minor ink and pencil marginalia. Ink initials and red ink stamp on verso of title page. A very good, large copy. "Dr. Pemberton studied under Boerhaave, preparedthe Fifth London Pharmacopoeia and was invited by Newton to edit the third (1726) edition of the Principia. This study of Newton's philosophy is interesting as being the account of a close friend. The preface contains the author's recollections of Newton, especially in his old age. There is also a poem on Sir Isaac by Richard Glover (poet and M.P., 1712-1785) written in his 16th year; the author's introduction on Newton's method of reasoning in philosophy; and a long list of subscribers" (Babson). John Pine (1690-1756) "...was our best native engraver during the first half of the century. His Horace...possesses the delightful unity that such [engraved] books always have. Its strokes may well have influenced Baskerville and Bodoni in their type design. Its vignettes make it one of the few English books that can be compared with French work of the time for delicacy and finish." (Bland, History of Book Illustration, p. 216).


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A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy
[Newton, Isaac]. Pemberton, Henry
Contemporary full calf ruled in gilt, rebacked with gilt calf spine label. Edges sprinkled red.
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First edition
S. Palmer,
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[50], 407 pp

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Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg


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