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Astronomy : in five books

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Astronomy : in five books

by LONG, Roger

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1742 1st Astronomy by Roger Long ZODIAC Planets Comets Navigation Newton Physics

Roger Long was an 18th-century English astronomer from Cambridge. While little is known of his life, he is certainly best-known for his book 'Astronomy' – a thorough treatise studying all aspects of astronomy. In this treatise, Long covers the surface and phases of the moon, planetary orbits, the rings of Saturn, comets and meteors, behavior of sunlight, the zodiac and astrological signs, as well as the importance of astronomy on navigation.

While the contents of this book are extensive, the full-page and folding engravings set this work apart from other astronomy texts of this era.

Item number: #18660

Price: $2950

LONG, Roger

Astronomy : in five books

Cambridge: printed for the author: 1742-1764 (i.e. 1784). First edition.


· Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 books in 2 volumes

o Vol. 1 (Books 1-2) – xvi, [8], 356

o Vol. 2 (Books 3-5) – iv, 357-728, [14]

o Illustrated with 97 full-page and folding engravings, plus engraved frontispieces in each volume

· Provenance: Handwritten – Ralph Kraum, 1947

o Ralph Kraum (1890-1971) was a modern American astrologer, whose main interests included attempting to uncover the birth dates and horoscopes of famous historical figures using planetary movement. Kraum left numerous pages of notes within these volumes.

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~10.25in X 8.25in (26.5cm x 21cm)

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1742-1764 (i.e. 1784
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