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Welcome to my virtual book collection. Since collecting actual books is somewhat cost-prohibitive, I've begun to amass all of the books I would love to have if I had the means. Some are new, lots are old, all are unique or beautiful or unusual or in some other way have captured my fancy. Enjoy browsing!
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NEWTON (ISAAC), SIGORGNE (PIERRE)
Second edition, 6 folding engraved plates, contemporary mottled calf gilt, 8vo, Paris, Guillyn, 1769
“… Sigorgne forcefully demonstrated the Newtonian arguments for the physical instability of the hypothetical vortices and the mathematical incompatibility between vortex motion and Kepler’s laws. His Institution newtoniennes (1747),a clear introduction no Newtonian mathematical and physical principles, contributed to the acceptance of the attraction theory by the French scientific community. ” ~encyclopedia.com
An 18th-century account of how a falling piece of fruit helped Isaac Newton develop the theory of gravity is being posted to the Web on Monday, making scans of the fragile paper manuscript widely available to the public for the first time.
Neat. A handwritten biography of Isaac Newton by William Stukeley, 1752.