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Analysis per Quantitatum Series, Fluxiones - [NEWTON, Isaac] - 1711. [1272325] Engraved allegorical vignette on title by Nutting incorporating a portrait of Newton as the source of light, two folding engraved tables, numerous engravings in the text, and several engraved head- & tailpieces. 7 p.l., 101 pp. 4to, very good antique mottled calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Pearson, 1711. First edition of one of the great books of science and a famous rarity. This book contains Newton's first independent treatise on higher mathematics and his first account of one of his three great contributions to science, the invention of calculus. It also contains the first printed account of his equally significant discovery of the binomial theorem. This work must be considered alongside his Principia of 1687 (Horblit 78) and Opticks of 1704 (Horblit 79) as demonstrating his extraordinary achievements in mathematics, physics, and optics respectively. This work contains De Analysi per Aequationes Numero Terminorum Infinitas (written in 1669 and published here for the first time; it contains the first printed account of the binomial theorem); two treatises first published in the Opticks but written in 1693 and 1695; Methodus differentialis (written in 1676 and published here for the first time; it is the basis of the calculus of finite differences); and a letter from Newton to Collins, written November 8th, 1676. A few minor stains but a very nice copy of by far the rarest of Newton's great books. ? Babson 207. Horblit 66b. [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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