Lot 415: Newton (Isaac)

DominicWinter

2015-06-29 14:45:58

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Lot 415: Newton (Isaac). The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended. To which is Prefix'd, a Short Chronicle from the First Memory of Things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great, 1st edition, 1728, thick paper issue, engraved vignette and initial to second leaf, three folding engraved plates, small area of worming/hole to upper blank margins of approximately 50 initial pages and small area of worming to gutter margins of 2A2-2E1 (16 leaves, not affecting text), modern half calf, 4to. Babson 214. First edition of Newton's attempt to employ astronomical principles to verify the chronology of ancient history. Published posthumously a year after his death, this was Newton's last published work. (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books, Maps & Ephemera Auction June 2015 Wednesday, 10th June 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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