Isaac NEWTON editor. Geographia Generalis 1681
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Sir Isaac NEWTON (1642-1727).- Bernhard VARENIUS (1622-1650). Geographia Generalis, in qua affectiones generales telluris explicantur, summâ curâ quam plurimis in locis emendate [edited by Sir Isaac Newton]. Cambridge: John Hayes, 1681. Octavo (7 x 4 1/2in; 178 x 114mm). Pp. [i-xxii], 1-511, [i]. Title in red and black and with woodcut printer's device, 5 folding engraved plates. (Title a little soiled). Contemporary calf, later lettering-piece to spine (extremities, particularly the spine, rubbed, spine also chipped at the head, endpapers replaced). Provenance: Richard Goodwin (early signatures); Druce Donation (two ink-stamps).
The second edition published in England, edited by Newton. 'The Geographia generalis established a framework for physical geography capable of including new facts of discovery as they arose. The work became the standard geographic text for more than a century' (DSB). Babson 252; Wing V107