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ADAMS, George.:
ASTRONOMICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS:
London, printed for the author by R. Hindmarsh, printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales... and sold by the Author, 179, 1790. London, printed for the author by R. Hindmarsh, printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales... and sold by the Author, 1790.. containing, I. A full and comprehensive view, on a new plan, of the General Principles of Astronomy. II. The use of the celestial and terrestrial globes, exemplified in a greater variety of problems, than are to be found in any other work; they are arranged under distinct heads, and interspersed with much curious, but relative information. 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. By George Adams, Mathematical-Instrument Maker to his Majesty, and Optician to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. SECOND EDITION 1790 (first published in 1789), 8vo, approximately 210 x 125 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece depicting 3 young women with a telescope, 21 engraved folding plates at rear (astronomical instruments, globes etc.), pages: xix, [1], 599, [1], 15, [1], the last 15 pages containing 'A Catalogue of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments, made and sold by George Adams', bound in modern half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, black rules and small black motif in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Frontispiece lightly browned, light offsetting onto title page, very occasional pale foxing to upper margins, very light offsetting to … [Click Below for Full Description]
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