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A Collection of Papers, Which Passed Between the Late Learned Mr. Leibnitz and Dr. Clarke, in the Years 1715 and 1716...

Headpieces, tailpieces, floriated initials; pencil underlining and marginalia. Contemporary full paneled calf, raised bands, gilt-stamped covers and spine, red leather spine label; expertly rebacked, retaining original end leaves. Early ownership signature.

First edtion. Dr. Clarke became involved in the controversy with Leibniz when the latter warned Caroline, Princess of Wales (to whom the book is dedicated) against the atheism of Newton, whose God he said was merely a super-mechanician. Clarke warmly defends Newton. The Leibniz papers are in Frency and English on opposite pages.

Samuel Clarke, English mathematician and philosopher, was a fellow of Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge from 1696 to 1700. His most direct contribution to physics during his correspondence with Leibniz came in a footnote to his fifth paper, in which he considered the problem of computing the force of a moving body.

ID: 1998-00088
Clarke, Samuel

Creation Jan. 1, 1717 through Dec. 31, 1717


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