Catalogue Entry: ALCH00053

'Basil Valentine Currus Triumphalis Antimonij': notes and abstracts (c. 1667-8).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 64, King's College, Cambridge, UK

[Normalized Text (at Chymistry of Isaac Newton)]

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Heffers for £8 and sold to Keynes, who had asked to inspect it on 12 August, on 5 September 1936 for £10.15s. It had appeared in Heffers' Catalogue 493 (1936) as Item 7, and rather bewilderingly appeared again, despite having been sold to Keynes, as Item 750 in their Catalogue 513 (1937), in both cases priced £12.10s.

Sotheby Lot



Includes (in square brackets) a very few explicatory notes by Newton.

See Dobbs (who suggests the date), Foundations, 191, and H129 (a heavily dog-eared English translation of the work, though these notes were obvious based on a Latin edition).

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