The Newtonian System of the World, the Best Model of Government: An Allegorical Poem. With a plain and intelligible Account of the System of the World, by Way of Annotations... To which is added, Cambria's Complaint Against the Intercalary Day in the Leap-Year. J. T. DESAGULIERS.

The Newtonian System of the World, the Best Model of Government: An Allegorical Poem. With a plain and intelligible Account of the System of the World, by Way of Annotations... To which is added, Cambria's Complaint Against the Intercalary Day in the Leap-Year.

Westminster: Printed by A. Campbell for J. Roberts, 1728. First edition, small 4to, (iv), 46 pp, lacking the 2 leaf dedication at the beginning and the final leaf (advertisement and errata), but with the text of the poem complete. 3 folding plates, one with an old repair, some light foxing, title page soiled with minor loss to one corner, later bookplate. 19th century half sheep, marbled boards, Elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1714, Desaguliers contributed papers on colour and the barometer to Philosophical Transactions, lectured widely to general audiences and was "held in great esteem" (DNB) by Newton. This poem, published the year after Newton's death, celebrates his achievements with copious footnotes explaining the science in some detail. Foxon D234. Item #17601

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