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Drafts of the preface to the third edition of Principia, 1724-November 1725

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.16: 621-628

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Fonds:

Early drafts of the Principia and related notes; additions, corrections and revisions to the Principia. This is the 'general' category: papers relating specifically to lunar theory or containing mathematical problems are classified separately.


  • Creation: 1724-November 1725


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.


8 folio(s) (ff.8 [quarto] paper) : paper

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

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Printed in A. Koyre and I.B. Cohen, "Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica," vol.II (Cambridge, 1972,) appendix VII, pp.848-850.

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