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GRAVESANDE, Willem Jacob 's (1688--1742)
[Physices elementa mathematica, experimentis confirmata. English. 1747]
Mathematical elements of natural philosophy, confirm'd by experiments: or, an introduction to Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy. Written in Latin by the late W. James s'Gravesande, ... Translated into English by J.T. Desaguliers, LL.D. F.R.S. and published by his son J.T. Desaguliers. The sixth edition greatly improved by the author, and illustrated with 127 copper plates all the new engraven. In two volumes. Vol. I. (II.)
London: printed for W. Innys, T. Longman and T. Shewell, C. Hitch; and M. Senex, 1747.
2 vols ; 25.2 cm. (4º)
I: lxxv, [1], 475, [1] p., 62 pl. (some fold.)
II: 389, [33] p., 63--127 [i.e. 65] pl. (some fold.)

Translation of: Physices elementa mathematica, experimentis confirmata, first printed in Leiden, 1720--1721. An introduction to Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy. The two volumes of Desaguliers's English translation were first published in 1720 and 1721 respectively. Pages 370, 371 and 374, 375 of vol. II incorrectly numbered 388, 389 and 392, 393. ESTC t128255.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 18s., 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4). Front free-endpaper inscribed by Boone in pencil Many Plates 2 Vols =18s= and with Boone's hieroglyphs; front pastedown inscribed in pencil in another hand a:ya:o Nole.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt roll-tooled spine, red and black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 515


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