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ADAMS, George, junior (1750--1795)
Astronomical and geographical essays: containing, I. A full and comprehensive view, ... of the general principles of astronomy. II. The use of the celestial and terrestrial globes, ... III. The description and use of the armillary sphere, planetarium, tellurian and lunarium. IV. An introduction to practical astronomy; or, the use of the quadrant and equatorial. Second edition. By George Adams, ...
London: printed for the author, by R. Hindmarsh, printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; and sold by the author, 1790.
xix, [1], 599, [1], 15, [1] p., engr. frontis., XXI fold. pl. ; 20.9 cm. (8°)

The present work, first published in 1788, is an enlarged and rearranged version by George Adams junior of his father's Treatise describing the construction ... of new celestial and terrestial globes which went through five editions between 1766 and 1782 (q.v.). Includes at the end a 15-page 'Catalogue Of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments, Made And Sold By George Adams'. ESTC t88409.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on second front free-endpaper John Soane / 1796. Second front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil -12s-. Payment of 12s. for 'Adams Globes' to Collins, 22 October 1796. (Journal 3, p. 163).

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt rolled-tooled greek key borders, gilt-tooled spine, green morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1557


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