Colson, John, 1680-1760 (mathematician and translator)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
John Colson's autograph translation of 'Analytical institutions, in four books: originally written in Italian by Donna Maria Gaetana Agnesi; professor of the mathematics and philosophy in the University of Bologna' (the work was edited posthumously by John Hellins, London, 1801).
Artis Analytica Specimina; Matheseos Universalis Specimina; Geometria Analytica: Isaac Newton, c 1720 - c 1736 (The date Oct. 1666 appears on f.2.)
Manuscript copy of "The Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series" (London, 1736,) John Colson's annotated translation of Isaac Newton's "De Methodis Fluxionum et Serierum Infinitorum", c 1736
This translation was made from the transcript made by William Jones, which is also in the Macclesfield Collection (Add. 9597/9/2.) Colson added his own, "perpetual comment on the whole work consisting of annotations, illustrations and supplements."
Incomplete: the work was left unfinished by the author. The volume also contains the figures drawn for Colson's translation of Agnesi's 'Analytical instiutions' (see MSS Ee.02.37-38).
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