Frontispiece to Voltaire's Elémens de la Philosophie de Neuton

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Elémens de la Philosophie de Neuton (published in Amsterdam in 1738)

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The frontispiece to Voltaire's Elémens de la Philosophie de Neuton (published in Amsterdam in 1738) depicts Du Châtelet holding a mirror to reflect the light from Newton down to the author Voltaire, thus contributing to her reputation as an expositor of Newton rather than as a philosophe. This image was not included in other editions published this same year.

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1738