Isaac Newton: Eighteenth Century Perspectives

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For the first time, the early eighteenth century biographical notices of Sir Isaac Newton have been compiled into one convenient volume. Eminent Newtonian scholar Rupert Hall brings together the five biographies on Newton from this period and includes commentary on each translation. The centerpiece of the volume is a new translation of Paolo Frisi's 1778 biography, which was the first such work on Newton ever published. This comprehensive work also includes the biographies of Newton by Fontenelle (1727), Thomas Birch (1738), Charles Hutton (1795), and John Conduitt, as well as a bibliography of Newton's works. This book is a valuable addition to the works on Newton and will be of extreme interest to historians of science, Newtonian scholars, and general readers with an interest in the history of one of the world's greatest scientific geniuses.

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Contents

John Conduitts memoir
13
Life records of Isaac Newton
35
A short bibliography of Newtons writings published
43
Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelles Eloge
53
Thomas Birchs article
75
The Biographia Britannica article
96
Paolo Frisis Elogio
108
Charles Huttons article
174
a new era
180
Abbreviated titles
193
principal biographies of Isaac Newton
208
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Professor A Rupert Hall, 14 Ball Lane, Tackley, Oxon OX5 3AG

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