Original Newton’s Principia To Be Auctioned Off For $1 Million

An incredibly rare first edition of Newton’s Principia is set to be put under the hammer for $1 million or more. The old text was designed specifically for Europeans, and even though Principia’s first edition was published in about 400 copies, only about 20% of them are a part of these continental versions. Newton was encouraged by the famed Halley astronomer to pen down his theories as part of a text book, and even though two copies of this book are in the possession of the Royal Society, this particular piece in Latin will be auctioned off by Christie’s.

Newton’s Principia To Be Auctioned Off For $1 Million 1

Named Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), the book includes some of Newton’s most renowned theories regarding forces of motion and gravity.

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