Content: Co-published by Étienne Ledet & Compagnie and Jacques Desbordes, Amsterdam; printed by Ledet. The sheets were also issued with a variant title page with Ledet's device and imprint: A Amsterdam : Chez Etienne Ledet & Compagnie, MDCCXXXVIII. See Brown (cited below); Walters & Barber. Éléments de la philosophie de Newton, introduction (in Voltaire. Works, 1968-, v. 15), page 65.
Content: Illustrations: Engraved allegorical frontispiece with portrait of Newton, by J. Folkema after L.F. Dubourg; engraved portrait of Voltaire, by Folkema; 7 engraved diagrams on 7 leaves of plates (one folded) and 60 small engraved diagrams in the text, all unsigned. The frontispiece and portrait are not present in all copies.
Content: Engraved device of Jacques Desbordes (on title page), by C. Duflos after L.F. Dubourg (signed L.F. Du B.); 4 engraved headpieces (repeated to 27) and 5 engraved tailpieces (repeated to 22), designed and/or engraved by G. Condet (signed G. Kondet), L.F. Dubourg (signed L.F. Duburg), J. Folkema, F.M. La Cave, B. Picart and J. van der Schley; many dated 1737.
Content: NYPL copy is on thick paper (page block approximately 35 mm thick; ordinary paper copies are approximately 25 mm thick).
Content: Binding: 19th-century red straight-grained morocco, gilt.
Ownership: H.F. Norman, M.D. (bookplate; annotations "HFN 2165" on front flyleaf and "Complete/Norman" on back flyleaf).
Extent: 399,  p. : 2 fronts. (1 port.) illus., fold. table, diagrs. ; 23 cm. (8vo)