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Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, : and made easy to those who have not studied mathematics. To which are added a plain method of finding the distances of all the planets from the sun, by the transit of Venus over the sun's disc, in the year 1761: and account of Mr. Horrox's observation of the transit of Venus in the year 1639: and, of the distances of all the planets from the sun, as deduced from observations of the transit in the year 1761. Preview this item
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Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, : and made easy to those who have not studied mathematics. To which are added a plain method of finding the distances of all the planets from the sun, by the transit of Venus over the sun's disc, in the year 1761: and account of Mr. Horrox's observation of the transit of Venus in the year 1639: and, of the distances of all the planets from the sun, as deduced from observations of the transit in the year 1761.

Author: James Ferguson; Jeremiah Horrocks; James Mynde
Publisher: London: : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, for J. Johnson, R. Baldwin, F. and C. Rivington, W. Lowndes, G. and J. Robinson, Scatcherd and Letterman, J. Walker, Vernor and Hood, Cuthell and Martin, Lackington, Allen, & Co., Longman and Rees, Cadell and Davies, and T. Hurst., 1803.
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Ferguson; Jeremiah Horrocks; James Mynde
OCLC Number: 6255275
Notes: Originally published in 1756; accounts of transits of Venus added to 3rd ed., 1764.
Plates engraved by J. Mynde, after designs of the author.
Collation: 8vo: A⁴ B-2K⁸ 2L⁴ [$4 ( -A3,4, 2L3,4)--signed]; 264 leaves, pp. [8 unn.] [1] 2-42 [43] 44-162 [163] 164-176 [177] 178-432 [433-435] 436-503 [17 unn.] [misprinting 343 as 433] + Frt., plates I-XVII.
Includes index.
Description: [8], 503, [17] p., [1], XVII leaves of plates : ill. (engravings) ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Responsibility: By James Ferguson, F.R.S.

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