Issac Newton Bibliography

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica 1687
Newton began writing Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy in the autumn or winter of 1684. It was published in the summer of 1687. At the time the Royal Society was in financial difficulties and the cost of publication was borne by Edmund Halley.
Optics, or A Treatise of the Reflections, Inflections & Colours of Light 1706
Samuel Clarke's Latin translation generated a new interest in vision and colour and it influenced descriptive writing thoughout the eighteenth century.
Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended 1728
Published posthumously, a work in which Newton set out to settle problems surrounding biblical chronology.
Principia 1729
Translated into English by Andrew Motte.
Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John 1733
Dedicated to the Right Honourable Peter Lord King, Baron of Ockham. “It seems remarkable that a scientist could have written this theological study of abstruse prophecy, but Brewster says that Newton ‘had been a searcher of the Scriptures from his youth, and he found it no abrupt transition to pass from the study of the material universe to an investigation of the profoundest truths, and the most obscure predictions, of Holy Writ ... Sir Isaac regards the prophecies of the Old and New Testaments, not as given to gratify men’s curiosities, by enabling them to foreknow things, but that, after they were fulfilled, they might be interpreted by the event, and afford convincing arguments that the world is governed by Providence ... This ingenious work is characterized by great learning, and marked with the sagacity of its distinguished author.’ ” A Descriptive Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, p.110.
Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematical 1759
French translation with commentary which Châtelet begun in 1745. It was completed in 1749 during her pregnancy with the marquis de Saint-Lambert. After her death in childbirth, her friend Alexis-Claude Clairaut published the work in 1759. It has remained the standard French edition of the Principia.