Catalogue Entry: THEM00047

'Variantes Lectiones Apocalypticæ'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 4, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Gabriel Wells for £20, and subsequently sold to Yahuda.

Sotheby Lot

SL231

Contents

Two bundles, the latter being an earlier draft version. Variant readings of Revelation in manuscripts of the Greek New Testament from the Codex Bezæ, Stephanus, Erasmus, and two manuscripts provided by John Covel, laboriously collated by Newton for John Mill (see Keynes Ms. 100). The date 1693 appears on the last folio of the first bundle.

Newton's covering letter for the copy of this manuscript that he sent to Mill, dated 29 January 1693/4, is printed in NC, 3: 303-4: he observes that he is sending 'not only my old collations so far as they vary from yours, but also some new ones of Dr Covils two MSS'.

[Editorial Note 1] Folio 2r is blank. The following page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 2] The remaining text on this page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 3] Folio 19r is blank.

[Editorial Note 4] The remaining text on this page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 5] The remainder of the text on f. 23v is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 6] Folio 27r is blank.

[Editorial Note 7] The remainder of the text on this page is written upside down or vertically in the margins.

[Editorial Note 8] The following text is written vertically up the left margin.

[Editorial Note 9] The remaining text is written vertically down the right margin.

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