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Books about Sir Isaac Newton

Frontispiece from reprint of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Books about Sir Isaac Newton in the INI Library

The INI does not hold any of Newton's original manuscripts or papers; these are primarily to be found in the archives of the Cambridge University Library and the Keynes Collection at King's College. INI does, however, hold a collection of texts dealing with Newton's life and works, including modern editions of some of his correspondence, mathematical and optical papers. We have also been given a modern transcript of the 1671 will of William Clark, the Grantham apothecary with whom Newton boarded while at the King's School (c.1630), and an inventory of the apothecary's shop (by kind permission of Ms V Horry).

Alexander, Denis (ed.)
The Isaac Newton Guide Book
Faraday Institute Publishing, 2012 175p

Arnold, V.I.
Huygens and Barrow, Newton and Hooke: pioneers in mathematical analysis and catastrophe theory from evolvents to quasicrystals (In Russian script with Abstract in English)
Moscow, 1989

Bertoloni Meli, Domenico
Equivalence and priority: Newton versus Leibniz ; including Leibniz's unpublished manuscripts on the Principia
Clarendon Press (Oxford science publications), 1993 ix, 318p

Chandrasekhar, S.
Newton's Principia for the common reader
Clarendon Press, 1995

Christianson, Gale E.
In the presence of the Creator: Isaac Newton and his times
The Free Press (Macmillan Inc), 1984

Clark, D. and Clark S.
Newton’s tyranny : the suppressed scientific discoveries of Stephen Gray and John Flamsteed
W.H. Freeman, 2001

Cohen, I. Bernard and Koyre, Alexandre (Eds.)
Introduction to Isaac Newton's 'Principia'
Cambridge University Press, 1971

Cohen, I. Bernard and Whitman, Anne
The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
A new translation by I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman assisted by Julia Budenz; Preceded by A Guide to Newton's Principia by I. Bernard Cohen
University of California Press, 1999

Dalitz, Richard H. and Nauenberg, Michael (Eds.)
The Foundations of Newtonian Scholarship
World Scientific Publishing Co., 2000

Djerassi, C. and Pinner, D.
Newton’s darkness : two dramatic views
Imperial College Press, 2003

Dobbs, B.J.T.
The Janus faces of genius: The role of alchemy in Newton's thought
Cambridge University Press, 1991

Dobbs, B.J.T.
The foundations of Newton's alchemy
Cambridge University Press, 1975
Gjertsen, Derek
The Newton Handbook
Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986

EGleick, J.
Isaac Newton
Fourth Estate, 2003

Greenstreet, W.J. (Ed)
Isaac Newton 1642-1727: a memorial volume (Edited for the Mathematical Association by W.J. Greenstreet)
London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd. 1927 vii,181p

Guicciardini, N.
Reading the Principia : the debate on Newton’s mathematical methods for natural philosophy from 1687 to 1736
Cambridge University Press, 2003

Hall, A. Rupert
All was light; An introduction to Newton's Opticks
Clarendon Press, 1993

Hall, A. Rupert
Isaac Newton: adventurer in thought
Basil Blackwell, 1992 xv,468p

Hall, A. Rupert
Philosophers at war: the quarrel between Newton and Leibnitz
Cambridge University Press, 1980

Harman, P.M. and A.E. Shapiro (Eds.)
The investigation of difficult things: essays on Newton and the history of the exact sciences in honour of D.T.Whiteside Cambridge University Press, 1992 xvi,531p

Harrison, John
The library of Isaac Newton
Cambridge University Press, 1978

Keynes, Milo
The personality of Isaac Newton
Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 49 (1), pp.1-56 (1995)

Keynes, W.M.
The iconography of Sir Isaac Newton to 1800
Boydell Press in association with Trinity College Cambridge, 2005

Mandelbrote, S.
Footprints of the lion : Isaac Newton at work : exhibition at Cambridge University Library, 9 October 2001-23 March 2002
Cambridge University Library, 2001

Maury, Jean-Pierre
Newton: Understanding the Cosmos
Thames and Hudson, 1992 144p

Newton, Isaac
The unpublished first version of Isaac Newton's Cambridge lectures on optics 1670 - 1672
(Newton Manuscript Series; 1)
A facsimile of the autograph, now in Cambridge University Library, with an introduction by D.T. Whiteside
Cambridge University Press, 1973

Newton, Isaac
The preliminary manuscripts for Isaac Newton's 1687 Principia, 1684-1685
(Newton Manuscript Series; 2)
Facsimiles of the original autographs, now in Cambridge University Library, with an introduction by D.T. Whiteside
Cambridge University Press, 1989

Newton, Isaac
Opticks: or, a treatise of the reflexions, refractions, inflexions and colours of light
"Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Woodward, Printers to the Royal Society, at the Pronce's Arms on St. Paul's Churchyard, MDCCIV"
Facsimile edition, Impression Anastaltique, Culture et Civilisation, Brussells 1966

Newton, Isaac
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
"Imprimatur, S.Pepys, Reg. Soc. Praesses, Julii 5.1686"
Facsimile edition, Impression Anastaltique, Culture et Civilisation, Brussells 1965

Newton, Isaac
Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica
The third edition with variant readings, assembled and edited by Alexandre Koyre and I. Bernard Cohen with the assistance of Anne Whitman, Volume 1
Cambirdge University Press, 1972

Rankin, William
Newton for Beginners
Icon Books, 1993 176p

Sabra, A.I.
Theories of light from Descartes to Newton
Cambridge University Press, 1981

Shapiro, Alan E. (Ed.)
The optical papers of Isaac Newton: the optical lectures 1670-1672
Cambridge University Press, 1984

Turnbull, HW (Ed.)
The correspondence of Isaac Newton

  • Volume I: 1661-1675 Published for the Royal Society at Cambridge University Press, 1959
  • Volume II: 1676-1687 Published for the Royal Society at Cambridge University Press, 1960
  • Volume III: 1688-1694 Published for the Royal Society at Cambridge University Press, 1961
  • Volume IV: 1694-1709 Published for the Royal Society at Cambridge University Press, 1967
  • Volume V: 1709-1713 Published for the Royal Society at Cambridge University Press, 1975
  • Volume VI: 1713-1718 Published for the Royal Society at Cambridge University Press, 1976
  • Volume VII: 1718-1727 Published for the Royal Society at Cambridge University Press, 1977

Wallis, Peter and Ruth
Newton and Newtoniana, 1672-1975: A bibliography
Unwin, 1977

Westfall, Richard S.
Life of Isaac Newton (Abridged edition)
Cambridge University Press, 1993 xv, 328p Previous title: Never at Rest: Biography of Isaac Newton

Westfall, Richard S.
Never at rest: a biography of Isaac Newton
Cambridge University Press, 1980

White, Michael
Isaac Newton: The last sorcerer
Fourth Estate, 1997

Whiteside, D.T. (Ed.)
The mathematical papers of Isaac Newton

  • Volume I: 1664-1666 Cambridge University Press, 1967
  • Volume II: 1667-1670 Cambridge University Press, 1968
  • Volume III: 1670-1673 Cambridge University Press, 1969
  • Volume IV: 1674-1684 Cambridge University Press, 1971
  • Volume V: 1683-1684 Cambridge University Press, 1972
  • Volume VI: 1684-1691 Cambridge University Press, 1974
  • Volume VII: 1691-1695 Cambridge University Press, 1976
  • Volume VIII: 1697-1722 Cambridge University Press, 1981

 

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