|A 1894 summary of the perpetual motion of the first kind (I), by American physicist J.E. Trevor. |
The classification of perpetual motion of the "first kind" seems to trace to German physical chemist Wilhelm Ostwald’s 1893 Textbook of General Chemistry, wherein he outlined the so-called two laws of energetics. 
1. Trevor, J.E. (1894). “Book review: Lehrbuch der Allgemeinen Chemie”, The Physical Review . MacMillan and Company.
2. Ostwald, Wilhelm. (1893). Textbook of General Chemistry (Lehrbuch der Allgemeinen Chemie). Leipzig: W. Engelmann.