Catalogue Entry: THEM00069

Draft chapters of The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended (post-1710)

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 26, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by Maggs Brothers for £44, and acquired by Yahuda on 14 August 1936 (narrowly beating Keynes, who was informed three days later that it had already gone).

Sotheby Lot



Ms. 26.1

f. 1r 'Chap. 1/ Of the Assyrian Empire' (10 ff.)

f. 1r 'Chap. IV./ Of the Babylonian Empire' (9 ff.)

Ms. 26.2 (1720s)

f. 1r 'Chap. 1/ Of the Chronology of the first ages of the Greeks & Latins' (title page plus 38 ff.)

Ms. 26.3

f. 1r 'Chap. / Of the Temple & Synagogues of the Iews'

f. 3r 'Chap. / Of the Temple & Synagogue of the Iews' (another draft, 14 ff.)

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