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Sinclair [Sinclar], George
The Principles of Astronomy and Navigation : Or, A Clear, Short, yet Full Explanation, of all Circles of the Celestial, and Terrestrial Globes, and of their Uses, being the whole Doctrine of the Sphere, and Hypotheses to the Phenomena of the Primum Mobile. To which is Added A Discovery of the Secrets of Nature, which are found in the Mercurial-Weather-Glass, &c. As also A New Proposal for Buoying up a Ship of any Burden from the Bottom of the Sea.
Edinburgh: Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson 1688. 12mo. [viii], 85, [1], 49, [1], 14 pp. Full morocco with gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Ramage. Headpieces. Decorated initials. Boards clean. Internally clean. Binding firm. Sinclair was professor of philosophy and mathematics at the University of Glasgow. The book is comprised of three separate works, the second describing the use of various types of weather-glasses and the third the use of a diving bell to search a wreck from the Spanish Armada which had foundered off the Isle of Mull. ESTC R 26242. Wing S 3857. . Very Good. Full Morocco. 1688.
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