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FERGUSON, James (1710--1776)
[Astronomy explained. 1778]
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. An 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. By James Ferguson, F.R.S. The sixth edition, corrected.
London: printed for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, J. Hinton, T. Longman, T. Lowndes, S. Crowder, B. Law, G. Robinson, T. Becket, J. Murray, and T. Cadell, 1778.
[8], 501, [15] p., fold. frontis., XVII fold. pl. : tables ; 20.5 cm. (8º)

First edition 1756 (q.v.). ESTC t18602.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 6s., 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.4). With Boone's price and hieroglyphs in pencil on front pastedown.

Binding C18th sheep, gilt double-ruled spine with gilt-tooled ornaments in spine compartments, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 509


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