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Plate from Voltaire, Elémens de la philosophie de Neuton

The frontispiece to Voltaire’s Elémens de la philosophie de Neuton
(Amsterdam, 1738), a celebrated popularization of Newton’s science,
shows the author’s lover and collaborator, Mme du Châtelet, reflecting
the light of truth, emanating from Newton, onto the inspired Voltaire.
– Rare Books Division, NYPL
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