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    Wilhelm Jakob Storm van Gravesande. Philosophiae Newtoniane Institutiones. In Usus Academicos. Leiden: Pieter Van der Aa, 1723. Krown & Spellman retail: $500. First Edition.
    12mo. *10, A-S12 [S12 blank, present], [20], 413, [14 ads]pp. Contemporary vellum, blind centerpieces on covers, spine gilt, title in gilt, old small repair to top of spine, edges red, browning to text. T.p. in red and black, with engraving and 17 folding plates. The present work is an abbreviated version of his Physices Elementa Mathematica (Leiden 1721-21) which was the most influential introduction to Newton at least before 1750. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.



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    "In 1717 Gravesande was called to Leiden as professor of mathematics and astronomy. ... In 1734 he was additionally named professor of philosophy. By this time Herman Boerhaave and Gravesande were established as the twin luminaries of Leiden, attracting hundreds of students each year". [Dictionary of Scientific Biography]. STCN 172312. Poggendorf  I, 944. Wallis 81.    



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