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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 1639 : and, of the distances of all the planets from the sun, as deduced from observations of the transit in the year 1761 / by James Ferguson.

By: Ferguson, James, 1710-1776.
Contributor(s): Horrocks, Jeremiah, 1617?-1641 | Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Printed for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Longman [and 10 others], 1785Edition: The seventh edition.Description: [8], 501, [15] pages, 17 folded leaves of plates : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 centimetres.Place: England - LondonSubject(s): Astronomy -- Early works to 1800
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Book (Not for loan) Science Museum Wroughton
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Book (Not for loan) Science Museum Wroughton
Library Store: Rare Books
Rare Books Collection O.B. FER FERGUSON (Browse shelf) 2 Not For Loan 2000000022

Frontispiece.

Includes index.

Copy 1: bookstamp of Science & Art Department, Educational Library

Copy Two bears the ownership inscription reading 'Gray's book, 1920' to title page; unidentified.

Item 30209019367147 formerly on display in the Science Museum Art of Innovation gallery: S; G44; Section 2; SC; 2.1

Copy Two bears a handwritten accession inscription reading 'Transferred 31/08/16'.

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