A Commentary on Newton's Principia with a Supplementary Volume Designed for the Use of Students at the Universities. J. M. F. Wright.
A Commentary on Newton's Principia with a Supplementary Volume Designed for the Use of Students at the Universities

A Commentary on Newton's Principia with a Supplementary Volume Designed for the Use of Students at the Universities

London and Glascow: T.T. & J. Tegg and Richard Griffin & Co 1833. Vol 1: x, [2 blank], 458 pages. Vol 2: [2], cii, [2 blank], 381 pages. New cloth spines and labels, preserving the original boards and endpapers. Boards are worn at the extremities. Spotting and light browning throughout, now in a sound binding. Very Good. Boards. [23504]


Signature of O[ren] Root (1803-1885), Professor of Mathematics and Natural History at Hamilton College, with a letter laid in from the Clinton Rural Art Association noting the Jan 8, 1868 lecture is on "the effect of Rail roads upon Agriculture, to be introduced by Mr. Harding." No doubt Root would have attended as his son (Oren II) was in the Railroad business. Professor Root collected one of the earliest mineral collections in the United States, now on long term loan to the New York State Museum.

"The Second volume is designed to form a sort of Appendix or Supplement to the Principia. It gives the principal discoveries of Laplace, and, indeed, will be found of great service, as an introduction to the perusal of the immortal work of that author - the Mécanique Celèste." (Preface) Wallis 171.2, Babson 130 (incorrect collation, and referencing Gray 171, the 1828 edition) A previous edition was published in London in 1828.

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