564: NEWTON – (ALGAROTTI, F.),

Il newtonianismo per le dame ovvero dialoghi sopra la luce e i colori. Neapel, o. Dr., 1737. 4º. Mit gestoch. Frontisp. von M. Pitteri nach G. B. Piazetta. XI, 300 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (unteres Kapital läd., beschabt und bestoßen). (57)
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Erste Ausgabe. – Gjertsen, Newton Handbook, 14. Gray 194. Wallis 194. Honeyman 71. Graesse I, 75. Babson 145 (ohne Frontispiz): "This first successful popularization of Newton in six dialogues with Marchioness di E… was written by an Italian philosopher and critic, a friend of Frederick the Great and Voltaire. It was translated into English and French, but was unknown to Riccardi. The last dialogue treats of gravitation." – "The first five dialogues (4 and 5) on the ‚Newtonian system of Optics‘ … The discussion throughout is interspersed with numerous digressions on such subjects as the nature of English verse" (Gjertsen). – Fliegendes Blatt mit Numerierung, etw. braunfleckig, ein wenig gebräunt.

First edition. – Fly-leaf with numbering, a little brown-stained, somewhat browned. – Contemporary half calf with spine label (bottom turn-in damaged, scratched and scuffed).