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Two Letters of Sir Isaac Newton to Mr. Le Clerc, late Divinity Professor of the Remonstrants in Holland. The Former containing a Dissertation upon the Reading of the Greek Text, I John, v. 7. The Latter upon That of I Timothy, iii. 16. Published from authentick MSS in the Library of the Remonstrants in Holland
London: Printed for J. Payne, at Pope's Head in Pater-Noster-Row, 1754. First Edition with this title, half-title, the final page is an advertisement for 5 titles printed for J. Payne, [5], 2-123, [1] pp., modern marbled boards, a nice copy. These letters by Newton explain what he calls the corruption of the original texts of the Epistles in regard to the Trinity. In 1690, Newton asked John Locke to send these letters to Le Clerc in Holland to be translated into French and published anonymously. In 1692, nothing having been done, Newton asked to have them suppressed and they remained in Ms. until 1734, when they were first published in England, under the misleading title of "Two Letters to Mr. Clarke," which was an error for Le Clerc. Dr. Clark was one of Newton's best friends and received 500 pounds for translating the 'Opticks' into Latin. Babson, 239; Wallis, 338.
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