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Ferguson, James (1710-1776) Astronomy Explained upon Sir Isaac Newtons Principles, and Made Easy to those Who Have Not Studied Mathema

Auction:
3245T
Lot:
1096
Sold for:
$185$150

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Books & Manuscripts - 3245T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 08, 2019 12:00PM

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Ferguson, James (1710-1776) Astronomy Explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, and Made Easy to those Who Have Not Studied Mathematics. London: Printed by Luke Hanfurd & Sons, 1809. Octavo, engraved folding frontispiece of an orrery made by Ferguson, illustrated with an additional seventeen plates (including a double-page map that shows the earth with the course of the 1761 Transit of Venus mapped), contemporary sheep, worn, ex library rubber stamp on dedication leaf, 8 1/4 x 5 in.
Estimate $300-500


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Isaac Newton, Early life of Isaac Newton, James Ferguson, Orrery, Scale modeling, Science, London

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