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Pemberton, Henry, 1694-1771.
View of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy.
London : Printed by S. Palmer, 1728
|Named Person:||Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Henry Pemberton; Richard Glover; Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford; Samuel Palmer; William Caslon; John Pine; Pierre Joseph Grison; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Dedication to Sir Robert Walpole signed: Henry Pemberton.
"I drew up the following papers many years ago at the desire of some friends, who, upon my taking care of the late edition of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia, perswaded me to make them publick"--Preface, leaf A4r.
"A poem on Sir Isaac Newton", by R. Glover: leaves a3r-c2r.
"A list of such subscribers names as are come to the hand of the author": leaves *A1r-*B4v.
The first book to be printed using William Caslon's Great Primer roman type; see J. Mosley, "The early career of William Caslon", in Journal of the Printing Historical Society, no. 3 (1967), page 74.
Collation: 4to: A⁴ a-c⁴ d1 *A-*B⁴ B-E⁴ F⁴(±F1) G⁴(±G1) H-O⁴ P⁴(±P4) Q-2M⁴ 2N⁴(±2N1) 2O-3F⁴ [$2 signed]; 229 leaves, pages [50 unnumbered]  2-26  28-407 [408 (blank)] [errors, not found in all copies: 376 for 367, 377 for 376] + 12 plates. In correspondence with the Brown University Library in 1954, Alexander Pogo, librarian of the Mount Wilson Observatory, indicated that there are 2 resettings of page 111 (leaf P(P4)), and that the original leaf survives only in the "Auchincruive copy" (now on loan from Mount Wilson Observatory to the Huntington Library).
Title vignette, historiated initials, headpieces and tailpieces (including portraits of Pythagoras, Democritus, Euclid and Archimedes) engraved by John Pine after P.J. Grison.
|Description:||, 407,  pages, 12 folded leaves of plates : 163 illustrations (engravings) ; 29 cm (4to)|