London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855. First edition. Hardcover. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Octavo. xxxi [i] 442pp. Text diagrams, equations. Bound in circa 1920's black cloth. From the library of Newton scholar Alan Shaprio with his bookplate on front fixed endpaper and on the verso of the free endpaper. An older bookplate with no name opposite the contents page Lacking the 24 pages of ads in rear. Corner of back cover bumped. Rare work. Very Good. Item #67137
Purpose of the work was to assist those "desirous of understanding the truths unfolded in the Principia, and of knowing upon what foundation rests the claim of that work to be regarded as the greatest monument of human genius - secondly, to explain the connexion of its various parts with each other, and with the preceding and the subsequent progress of science." Babson 44. Gray 54. Wallis 54.