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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 1761: And, Of the Distances of al the Planets from the Sun, as deduced from Observations of the transit in the Year 1761.
7th Ed. [viii] + 501pp. + [xiv]. 17 folding plates. Some light browning, front f.e.p. split at gutter hinge in part, contemporary calf, minor wear and marking, upper joint worn in part, gilt ruling and gilt lettered title label to spine with loss to tail. James Ferguson (1710-1776). ODNB '... His first major book, [the above first published in 1756], met with immediate success. The title epitomized his approach: in the preface to Lectures on Select Subjects (1760) he wrote 'I had a view ... to avoid all superfluity, and to render everything as plain and intelligible as I thought the subject would admit of' ...'ESTC T18583 'With an Index.'
      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards]
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