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NEWTON, Sir Isaac (1642-1727). The Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series; with its Application to the Geometry of Curve-Lines. Translated by John Colson (1680-1760). - John COLSON. ...A Perpetual Comment upon the foregoing Treatise. London: Henry Woodfall for John Nourse, 1736.
4o (245 x 194 mm). Engraved frontispiece, woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (joints cracked, corners worn).
FIRST EDITION. Newton's Methodus fluxionum was originally prepared in 1671, but remained unpublished until this English translation by John Colson. In it he presents a method of determining the magnitudes of finite quantities by the velocities of their generating motions. At its time of preparation, it was Newton's fullest exposition of the fundamental problem of the calculus, in which he presented his successful general method. It was not published in its original Latin until 1779. A CRISP CLEAN COPY. Babson/Newton 171; Wallis 232; Norman 1595.
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