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La Caille, Nicolas Louis de
La Caille, Nicolas Louis de / Elements of Astronomy deduced 1750 1st ed #35354
London: J. Nourse, 1750. The Elements of Astronomy, deduced from observations; and demonstrated upon the mathematical principles of the Newtonian philosophy: With practical rules whereby the principal phenomena are determined. To which is annexed a treatise of projection in general. Designed for students in universities La Caille, Nicolas Louis de. First Edition The whole translated from the French... by John Robertson. Octavo. xii, 390, [2 (advertisements)] pages, plus 10 folding engraved plates, woodcut initials, and head- and tailpieces. Lacaille was a French astronomer known for his intensive interest in calculation and observation. The heart of this book is devoted to those two subjects, with many chapters addressing optical illusions resulting from the motion of the earth, which [Thumbnails Below] The Elements of Astronomy, deduced from observations; and demonstrated upon the mathematical principles of the Newtonian philosophy: With practical rules whereby the principal phenomena are determined. To which is annexed a treatise of projection in general. Designed for students in universities Author: La Caille, Nicolas Louis de [Lacaille] Publication: London: J. Nourse, 1750 Edition: First Edition Binding: Leather bound Condition: Very good in a simple, contemporary sheepskin binding with bit of loss to the leather in the upper right corner. Complete with all plates. This copy is extensively annotated in pencil by an early reader of the book, perhaps one Henry Upshur, whose 1773 ownership signature is on a preliminary blank. The annotations consist of long marginal notes … [Click Below for Full Description]
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