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BEDFORD, Arthur (1668--1745)
Animadversions upon Sir Isaac Newton's book, intitled The chronology of ancient kingdoms amended. By Arthur Bedford, M.A. ...
London: printed by Charles Ackers; and sold by R. Knaplock; F. Fayram; and J. Hooke, 1728.
viii, [12], 232 p. ; 17.4 cm. (8º)

Arthur Bedford had been Chaplain to the Prince of Wales (George II). The first authorized edition of Newton's Chronology, 1728 (q.v.; large paper issue, q.v.) was dedicated to Queen Caroline who as Princess of Wales had commissioned him to publish a revised version of a work that had preoccupied him over some years. Bedford, who was working on his own Scripture chronology demonstrated by astronomical calculations (published by subscription in 1730), objected to the anti-Trinitarian implications of Newton's work. With the cancel for B3. ESTC t144360.

Copy Notes Corner of page 179 turned down.

Binding C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine-label, gilt-tooled 'CR' monogram of Richard Cosway in top spine compartment.

Reference Number 674


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