And there is it, in all its glory: the full library of Isaac Newton. Please find it here. Natural philosopher, mathematician, scholar, theologian, historian, alchemist: reflecting all of Newton’s interests and much more. With the usual suspects (Boyle, Hooke, Huygens, some chap called Euclid) and many, many other interesting, odd, even quirky volumes. It’s been…

# Category: library

## Soon: Newton’s library online

Devoted Newton groupies must have wondered: all is quiet on the Newton front? Indeed, I haven’t had much time in the past weeks to write a new post. But it was time well-spent: in a few days the Newton Project web site will see the launch of the full catalogue of books that Isaac Newton…

## Newton, the Man, or: of valuable lists and juicy quotes

Earlier this week I received a copy of an intriguing little volume, titled “Newton: The Man”. It was published in 1931 by a retired Engineer Corps Lieutenant-Colonel named Richard de Villamil, and has a preface by none other than Albert Einstein. As De Villamil states in his introduction, This small book has no pretensions…

## Folding pages (Scenes from the Library of Isaac Newton, Part 2)

Last week y’all got the crash course on how to recognise a Newton book, and boy did it pay off! There’s even rumours that more is to come soon. In the mean time yours truly spent an exciting week leafing through all sorts of rare books in the Huntington Library‘s Ahmanson Reading Room. Only…

## The world has heeded my plea! Another Newton book found.

Pablo Alvarez from the University of Michigan has just identified another Newton book! It’s Newton’s copy of Arthur Dee’s Fasciculus chemicus, abstrusæ Hermeticæ scientiæ, ingressum, progressum, coronidem, verbis apertissimis explicans…, which, as the more perceptive of you will see, is an alchemical treatise (of which Newton owned quite a lot). It was published in Paris in…

## How to recognise a Newton library book in 60 Seconds (Scenes from the Library of Isaac Newton, Part 1)

I just returned from the fifth Scientiae conference, held in Toronto, ON. It is a gathering of scholars of Early Modern history of science, medicine, technology and the humanities with an emphasis on scientiae, knowledge. And just like last year it was a delight. Thanks and hail to the organising committee for putting together…