Isaac Newton

Long-lost copy of Newton’s famous book ‘Opticks’ to be auctioned for half a million dollars

A pristine personal copy of Isaac Newton’s ‘Opticks’ that was recently found after disappearing for a century is up for auction.

Newton’s illuminating treatise examines the fundamental nature of easy and is considered one of the three major works on optics of the Scientific Revolution. The long-lost copy was discovered by a book collector David DiLaura while sorting through his collection during the COVID-19 pandemic. The book is set to be sold at the San Francisco Rare Book Fair from February 3-5 and is expected to fetch a staggering $460,000.

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