Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1809. Octavo. Item #022081
The second American edition from the last London edition revised, corrected and improved by Robert Patterson. (2)pp. publisher's ads533pp., (14)pp. index. ....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. Covers various subjects including those relating to the planets and their motions, the solar system, the many phases of the moon, of tides, eclipses and charts and more. Leaves toned and with an occasional spot of foxing, bound in full contemporary calf, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco spine label gilt, early owner's name and date of purchase (1826), front free endpaper nearly detached. A very good copy.
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