# Mathematical Treasure: First edition of Newton's Principia

Author(s):
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Isaac Newton’s revolutionary work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, was first published in Latin in 1687. Here is an image of the title page of this work:

The first page of the text:

The form and style of Newton’s presentation can be appreciated in the first few pages of his chapter, “On the Motion of Bodies”:

The third edition of the Principia appeared in 1726. This is an image of the title page:

Mathematical Treasures containing images from a 1714 Latin edition of the Principia can also be found here and here.

The images above are presented courtesy of the University of Oklahoma Library.

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University) , "Mathematical Treasure: First edition of Newton's Principia," Convergence (October 2018)