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Ferguson's Astronomy on Newton's Principles 1778  

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Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles and Made Easy to Those Who Have Not Studied Mathematics

Ferguson, James


W. Strahan, J. Rivington & Sons



[8], 501, [14 index] pp. Complete with 8 fold-out plates, including frontispiece. (8vo) 21x12 (8x5"), period split calf. 6th Edition.

With the early ownership signatures of  George and Solomon Wagstaff. Important and popular treatise with informative diagrammatic engravings, depictions of astronomical devices, etc. "Although containing no theoretical novelty, the manner and method of its expositions were entirely original. Astronomical phenomena were for the first time described in familiar language. The book formed Herschel's introduction to celestial science." (DNB).

Lot Amendments

Some wear and rubbing to boards, remnants of a spine label, front joint starting at top; hinges cracked, scattered foxing and occasional light staining affecting some plates; overall very good.

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