Auction 458 / Lot n° 82

[NEWTON, Isaac (1642-1727)] - DU CHASTELLET, Emilie (1706-1749) - Principes mathématiques de la philosophie naturelle. Paris: Desaint & Saillant e Lambert, 1759. The first definitve edition in French of the Principia, translated and with a commenatary by the Marquise du Chatelet (who died some ten years before publication). This issue with the preface by M. Cotes bound at the beginning of vol. I. A good copy in its editorial wrappers and uncut. 2 volumes, 4to (272 x 210mm). Half-titles, woodcut vignette on titles, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 14 folding engraved plates (some occasional spotting and light browning, few small stains). Editorial wrappers, uncut (chipped and rubbed). In vol. I the prelimaries are miss-bound but present. (2)

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 500 - 800

Sold € 3,800