The great mathematician Abraham de Moivre published a criticism of this work in 1704 and it is rumored that Newton was peeved by its less than rigorous grasp of his mathematical concepts. While Cheyne replied to de Moivre with Rudimentorum methodi Fluxionum Inversæ specimina, adversus Abr. De Moivre, in 1705, in later years he regretted the exchange.
An interesting and uncommon contribution to the literature of a stunted branch of medicine, and an early work in calculus.
ESTC T79011; Blake, Short Catalogue of eighteenth century printed books in the National Library of Medicine, 86. Honeyman 684; Sotheran 779. Recent quarter calf, old style, with marbled paper sides. Spine with raised bands accented with gilt rules and gilt beading; gilt center devices. Green leather title label. Place and date of publication in gilt at base of spine. Ex–Mercantile Library of Philadelphia copy with a few stamps. Dust-soiled and with old damp-/water-/ink-staining; paper cockled, one leaf tearing downwards at edge within gutter. Sound for use and nicely bound.
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