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1 BERLINSKI, David. Newton's gift. How Sir Isaac Newton unlocked the system of the world.
New York, etc.: Free Press, (2000). 
221 x 147 mm. 8vo. xviii, 217 pp. Figs., chronology, index. Quarter cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. 
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2 FAUVEL, John, et al. (eds.). Let Newton Be!
Oxford, New York, Tokyo: Oxford University Press, 1988. 019853924X / 9780198539247 
FIRST EDITION. Tall 8vo. 272 pp. Frontis., illustrations, index. Navy cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 019853924X First Edition. 
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3 GUERLAC, Henry. Newton on the Continent.
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981. 0801414091 / 9780801414091 
8vo. 169 pp. Illus., index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Very good. ISBN: 0801414091 / 0-8014-1409-1 
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4 NEWTON, Isaac. De la Gravitation ou les fondements de la mécanique. Introduction, traduction et notes de Marie-Françoise Biarnais.
Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1985. 
At head of title: Science et Humanisme. 8vo. 191, [1] pp. Frontis., figs., index. Printed wrappers. Very good. Latin and French translation facing text. 
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5 NEWTON, Isaac. Sir Isaac Newton's Mathematical principles of natural philosophy and his System of the world. Translated into English by Andrew Motte in 1729. The translations revised, and supplied with an historical and explanatory appendix, by Florian Cajori.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1946. 
Second printing. 261 x 178 mm. 8vo. xxxv, 680 pp. Frontis. port., title in red and black, illus. Brown cloth. Very good. 
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6 NEWTON, Isaac. The mathematical principles of natural philosophy. Introduction by Alfred del Vecchio.
New York: Citadel, (1964). 
Series: The Science Classics Library. Reprint. 209 x 141 mm. 8vo. 447 pp. Illus., tables. Printed wrappers. Fine. 
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7 NEWTON, Isaac; H. W. TURNBULL (editor for vols. 1-3); J.F. Scott (editor for vol. 4); A. Rupert HALL, Laura TILLING (editors for vols. 5-7). The Correspondence of Isaac Newton. Volume I, 1661-1675; Volume II, 1976-1687; Volume III, 1688-1694; Volume IV, 1694-1709; Volume V, 1709-1713; Volume VI, 1713-1718; Volume VII, 1718-1727.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1959-1977. 0521087228 / 9780521087223 
7 volume set (complete). 4to. xxxvii, 467; xii, 551; xviii, 445; xxxii, 577; li, 439; xxxviii, 499; xlv, 522 pp. Frontis., illustrated, folding plate vol. 1, index (each vol.). Gilt and blind-stamped maroon cloth, blue painted spines for gilt titling, a.e. speckled maroon. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0521087228 (v. 6); ISBN: 0521087228 (v. 7). The only resource for all of Newton’s correspondence. His connections with scientists and philosophers are all critically important. This is the first cloth edition; issued recently in paperback. The publisher offers this assessment: This seven volume set is intended to give in as complete a form as possible the correspondence of Isaac Newton. The project to bring Newton’s correspondence to the public domain began in 1947 when the Newton Letters Committee was founded at the Royal Society, with the following principles being adopted for the work: to include all letters written by Newton; all letters addressed to Newton (both to be published in extenso); extracts from contemporary letters referring to Newton; and shorter memorabilia illustrating the life of Newton, particularly minor and hitherto unpublished manuscripts of Newton. To supplement the correspondence, there are notes throughout the series which provide connecting links relating to any given letter, as well as those of a biographical and bibliographical nature. There are also elucidatory notes that contain explanations of language, symbols and obscurities. Mathematical formulæ are also explored, showing a richness and depth of analytical theory in Newton’s letters even where more mundane matters are being discussed. Letters originally written in Latin are for the most part reproduced with a full translation, or else by a short paraphrase, in English. The spelling, punctuation, use of capital letters and abbreviations are retained, as far as possible, just as the author wrote them. I: This first volume is particularly rich in matters of concern to the historian of science. It shows the young Newton in the plenitude of his powers; he himself wrote of the period at Woolsthorpe, which ended before any surviving letters of real consequence were written, ‘for in those days I was in the prime of my age for invention, and minded Mathematics and Philosophy more than at any time since’. The main scientific topics with which these letters deal are the reflecting telescope; the early mathematical work; and the fundamental work on the decomposition of white light by the prism. II: This second volume contains the first exchange of letters between Newton and Leibniz, which took place through the intermediacy of Oldenburg, as well as the beginning of Newton’s correspondence of Flamsteed, which resulted from their common interest in the comet of 1680. Of prime interest is the correspondence with Halley, whose compelling zeal and energy played such a part in persuading Newton to write the Principia. This great work was published about midsummer 1687. As early as New Year 1684/5 it was known in some quarters that Newton was busying himself with applying his laws of motion to problems of celestial mechanics, for at that time Flamsteed wrote (Letter 275): ‘if you will give me leave to guesse at your designe I believe you are endeavoring to define ye curve yt ye comet in ye aether from your Theory of motion’. III: This third volume covers the period from December 1688 to August 1694. In January 1688/9 Newton was elected one of the representatives of the University of Cambridge in the Convention Parliament, and much of his time was taken up in dealing with his new responsibilities, as may be gathered from his correspondence with Covel, Vice-Chancellor of the University. The letters in question, which were printed in collected form in 1848, provide a picture of the unsettled period which followed the flight of King James II to the court of Louis XIV, and the landing of William, Prince of Orange, on English soil on 5 November 1688. In 1689 there was a possibility of Newton being appointed to the Provostship of King’s College, Cambridge, but the only reference in the Correspondence is to be found in Letter 377. IV: This fourth volume covers the period which was probably the most varied of Newton's whole career. The Principia had already established Newton as the world's foremost mathematician and natural philosopher. In spite of the abstruse nature of the mathematical treatment adopted in its pages, the first edition was rapidly exhausted and, within a very few years, Newton was being urged to consider the preparation of the second edition. This was to contain, inter alia, his further researches upon the motion of the Moon, the solar system, and the behaviour of the comets. Not until 1694, however, did his thoughts upon this project assume definite shape. To carry out his plan, he had need of the most accurate observations available, and for these he turned to the Observatory at Greenwich, where John Flamsteed had been installed as King's Astronomer. So came about that close association between the two men which was to last for many years, though not without frequent interruptions. V: This fifth volume presents the surviving correspondence from the period of almost four years which is, from a bibliographical point of view, the most important time in Newton’s life: with Roger Cotes, Newton revised his Philosophise Naturalis Principia Mathematics and saw it through the press. Considered as a single group of letters, the Newton-Cotes correspondence is the largest and most important section of Newton’s scientific correspondence that we have. Nowhere else can one witness Newton in a detailed debate about scientific argument and scientific conclusions – a debate from which he did not always emerge victorious. Nowhere else does Newton write in detail about the text of the Principia. And all scholars agree that this text which was hammered out between Cotes and Newton was the most important of all versions, printed and unprinted; this was (to all intents and purposes) the Principia of subsequent history.VI: As Newton had by now entered his eighth decade, it can be no surprise that the correspondence in this sixth volume shows a marked decline in his activity and intellectual vigour. While the number of extant letters written by him on other that Mint business is relatively small, the majority of them are devoted to his controversy with Leibniz - Newton’s dominant interest during this period. The correspondence of Newton shades gradually into the correspondence of the Newtonians. Thus notably Keill, De Moivre, Chamberlayne, Brook Taylor, the Abbe Conti and Des Maizeaux interested themselves in the calculus dispute, all of them (except the first) having frequent opportunities for personal conversation with Newton. VII: In this seventh and final volume the letters are divided into two quite distinct groups. The first group begins with the remaining letters of the main chronological sequence written during the closing years of Newton’s life, and then proceeds to those few letters to which there is no assignable date with any certainty. The second group of letters, placed in Appendix I, contains corrections and additions to the letters printed in the earlier volumes of the Correspondence. A genealogical table is added to Appendix II to help the reader through the intricacies of Newton’s family tree. Even after the creative power of his genius had deserted him, Newton retained to the very end of his long life the characteristic clarity of his thought. Few of Newton’s letters in this volume may justly be described as scientific. The relative inactivity of the Mint meant that, although he apparently delegated few of his responsibilities to others, Newton’s concerns there were no onerous. Thus it is not surprising that in the last nine years of his life (the period covered in this volume), and particularly from 1725 onwards, there was a decrease in Newton’s output of letters; but those which he did write remain as lucid as ever. VIII: not present here. Issued in 2008 ($105 retail) First Edition. 
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8 STEFFENS, Henry John. The Development of Newtonian Optics in England.
New York: Science History Publications, 1977. 088202048X / 9780882020488 
8vo. viii, 190 pp. Figs., index. Blue cloth, silver stamped cover illustration and spine title; offsetting to covers, top edge bumped. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Rare. ISBN: 088202048X 
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9 [NEWTON, Isaac] ANTHONY, H. D. Sir Isaac Newton.
London, etc.: Abelard-Schuman, (1960). 
FIRST EDITION. 223 x 145 mm. 8vo. 223 pp. Frontis., 4 plates, bibliog., index. Original light green cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. First Edition. 
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10 [NEWTON, Isaac] BOSS, Valentin. Newton and Russia. The early influence, 1698-1796.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972. 
Series: Russian Research Center Studies, No. 69. 240 x 162 mm. 8vo. xviii, 309 pp. Frontis. port., 47 figs., bibliog., index. Maroon cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. 
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11 [NEWTON, Isaac] Frank E. MANUEL. Isaac Newton, Historian.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963. 
8vo. viii, 328 pp. 12 illus. (pls.), index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Ownership ink signature of David C. Lindberg. Fine. 
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12 [NEWTON, Isaac] Henry John STEFFENS. The Development of Newtonian Optics in England.
New York: Science History Pubs., 1977. 088202048X / 9780882020488 
8vo. viii, 190 pp. 11 figs., index. Blue cloth. Ownership ink signature of David C. Lindberg. Fine. ISBN: 088202048X / 0-88202-048-X 
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13 [NEWTON, Isaac] History of Science Society. Sir Isaac Newton 1727-1927; a Bicentenary Evaluation of His Work. A series of papers preprared under the auspices of The History of Science Society.
Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1928. Signed
8vo. ix, 351 pp. Frontis., plates; partly unopened. Blue blind and gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g.; front inner joint repaired, rubbed. SIGNED BY EDWIN H. HALL, May 8, 1928; bookplate of Roger Hahn. Good+. Includes contributions by David Eugene Smith, Dayton C. Miller (a thorough treatment on Newton’s Opticks), George David Birkoff, William Wallace Campbell, Michael Idovrsky Pupin, Paul R. Heyl, Ernest W. Brown, Florian Cajori, Lyman C. Newell, George S. Brett, George E. Roberts and Frederick E. Brasch. A penciled marginal note next to Cajori’s paper on Newton’s law of gravitation: “Koyré disagrees with this whole thesis…” (apparently written by Hall). Provenance: “Edwin Herbert Hall (1855 – 1938) was an American physicist who discovered the "Hall effect". Hall conducted thermoelectric research at Harvard and also wrote numerous physics textbooks and laboratory manuals. Hall was born in Gorham, Maine [and] did his undergraduate work at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, graduating in 1875. He did his graduate schooling and research, and earned his Ph.D. degree (1880), at the Johns Hopkins University where his seminal experiments were performed. The Hall effect was discovered by Hall in 1879, while working on his doctoral thesis in Physics. Hall’s experiments consisted of exposing thin gold leaf (and, later, using various other materials) on a glass plate and tapping off the gold leaf at points down its length. The effect is a potential difference (Hall voltage) on opposite sides of a thin sheet of conducting or semiconducting material (the Hall element) through which an electric current is flowing. This was created by a magnetic field applied perpendicular to the Hall element. The ratio of the voltage created to the amount of current is known as the Hall resistance, and is a characteristic of the material in the element. In 1880, Hall’s experimentation was published as a doctoral thesis in the American Journal of Science and in the Philosophical Magazine. Hall was appointed as Harvard's professor of physics in 1895. Hall retired in 1921 and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. in 1938.” – Wikipedia. 
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14 [NEWTON, Isaac] I. Bernard COHEN. The Newtonian Revolution; With illustrations of the transformation of scientific ideas.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1983). 0521273803 / 9780521273800 
8vo. xv, 404 pp. Diagrams, index. Printed wrappers. Ownership ink signature of David C. Lindberg. Very good. ISBN: 0521273803 / 0-521-27380-3 
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15 [NEWTON, Isaac] John HERIVEL. The Background to Newton’s Principia; A Study of Newton's Dynamical Researches in the Years 1664-84.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965. 
First edition. 8vo. xv, 337 pp. 5 plates, numerous figs., index. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket a bit torn at spine. Ownership ink signature of David C. Lindberg. Very good. First Edition. 
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16 [NEWTON, Isaac] Richard S. WESTFALL. Force in Newton’s Physics; The Science of Dynamics in the Seventeenth Century.
London & New York: MacDonald & American Elsevier, (1971). 0444196110 / 9780444196118 
First edition. 8vo. xii, 579 pp. 52 figs., index. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket worn. Very good (note some pencil marginalia). ISBN: 0444196110 / 0-444-19611-0 First Edition. 
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17 [NEWTON, Isaac] Sir David BREWSTER. Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton. Reprinted from the Edinburgh Edition of 1855. With a new Introduction by Richard S. Westfall.
New York & London: Johnson Reprint, 1965. 
Series: The Sources of Science, no. 14. 2 vols. 8vo. xlv, xxii, 478; xi, 564 pp. Illus., index. Red cloth. Ownership ink signature of David C. Lindberg. Fine. Facsimile Reprint of the original 1855 edition with Westfall’s added introduction. See William H. Crew’s note on the year 1726/7 and Newton’s death (included within, laid in). 
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18 [NEWTON, Isaac] WEBBER, Roger Babson. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton and the Material Relating to Him in the Babson Institute Library, Babson Park, Mass. [AND] MACOMBER, Henry P. A Supplement to the Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton and Related Material in the Babson Institute Library, Babson Park, Massachusetts.
New York [AND] [Babson Park, MASS]: Herbert Reichner [AND] Babson Institute, 1950 [AND] 1955. 
2 volumes. 8vo. xiv, 228; xiii, 91 pp. Illus. including folding plate, frontis., index. Gilt-stamped pale red cloth. Burndy bookplates. Fine. Limited editions of 750 copies [and 450 for second title], printed by The Anthoensen Press. 
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19 [NEWTON] BABSON, Grace K. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton and the material relating to him in the Babson Institute Library Babson Park, Mass. With an introduction by Roger Babson Webber.
New York: Herbert Reichner, 1950. 
258 x 177 mm. 8vo. xiv, 228 pp. Frontis., illus., index. Brick-red cloth. Ownership signature of Martha Teach Gnudi. Fine. 606 items. 
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20 [NEWTON] CLARK, David H. & Stephen P. H. CLARK. Newton's tyranny; the suppressed scientific discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed.
New York: W. H. Freeman, (2001). 
First printing. Small 8vo. xvi, 188 pp. Bibliog., index. Quarter cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket. Fine. First Edition. 
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