Philosophiae Newtonianae institutiones, in usos academicos.

Leiden: Langerak, 1728. hardcover. Editio secunda auctior. 2 vols. in one., 16 engraved folding plates (one plate may be missing), printer's device on title, title in red and black, 488pp., small 8vo, contemporary blindstamped calf, raised bands, leather spine label; (hinges detached, very rubbed, corners bumped, some plate edges frayed, plate at p. 306 has tear, some darkening). Leidae (Leiden) & Amstelodami (Amsterdam), 1728. good.

This work is an abbreviated version of his "Physices elementa mathematica" (Leiden 1721), which was the most influential introduction to Newton at least before 1750. First edition of this abbreviated version for student use was published in 1723. Gravesande was a professor of mathematics and astronomy at Leiden and was later also named professor of philosophy. DSB V/509-11.

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