Sir Isaac NEWTON


£ 45.00

Engraved portrait.

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The complete 10-page article with text and a good small image of Newton as well as a line engraving of Roubilac's statue of Newton in Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge. From Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs... published under the Superintendance of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful Knowledge, London, 1833. Portrait engraved by E Scriven, from the original Picture by Vanderbank in the possession of the Royal Society. Image 13 x 10 cm, overall size 26 x 17.5 cm.

Isaac Newton (1642-1727), so famous nothing more need be said.

The Society for the Diffussion of Useful Knowledge, with close associations to the then newly formed University College, London, as well as numerous provincial Mechanics' Institutes. Conceived with the highest ideals to educate the working and middle classes, it nevertheless received unwarranted opposition from some quarters of the book trade. It finally closed in 1848.

Some foxing to paper, though not as bad as it appears in my website image. Rarely found complete with the article.