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Title: An Introduction to astronomy in a series of letters, from a preceptor to his pupil. In which the most useful and interesting parts of the science are clearly and familiarly explained. 6th edition, corrected an improved.
Description: London, Printed for J.Johnson & co. St. Paul's Church - Yard, 1811. 8vo. W. 19 (fold.) engr. pls. (2 of the folding pls. w. a tear, closed and rep. w. a strip of Japanese paper.).Contemp. half clf., over marbled brds. (paper on covers rubbed, lower cover the marbled paper partially rubbed off), w. red title shield (Corners bumped; Tiny hole in spine affecting the title label.). (VIII, 384 pp.). (Upper paste down w. owner's inscr. in ink and 1 in the form of a stamp; some foxed spots and light browning.). Good copy. Roller & Goodman mention a frontispiece, not present in this copy.: John Bonnycastle (1750 - 1821) taught at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. This popular introduction to astronomy was first published in 1784 and is here much revised, enlarged and updated. Comp. De La Lande, p. 604 (2nd ed. 1787): Houzeau & Lancaster 8066: Taylor, II, 688: Roller & Goodman, vol. I, 140: Bonnycastle discusses the motion of the earth, the systems of Ptolemy, Brahe and Copernicus; Descartes; the Newtonian system; time and tides; motion, refraction and aberration of light; and many more subjects; at the end an explanation of the principle terms made use of in astronomy, pp. 362 - 384.


Price: EUR 240.00 = appr. US$ 260.84 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 7051