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MARTYRS OF SCIENCE; Or, The Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler, The. by  Sir David 1781-1868 Brewster - First edition - from OLD WORKING BOOKS & Bindery (Est. 1994) (SKU: OWBMAR115213)

MARTYRS OF SCIENCE; Or, The Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler, The.

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MARTYRS OF SCIENCE; Or, The Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler, The.

by Brewster, Sir David 1781-1868

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff -Street, 1842. First thus edition. Bound in period Half calf over marbled boards, gilt stamped spine title, speckled edges. 18mo (15cm). pp. [2] blank, [i] title, [i] blank, xi, [4] 14-240, [2] blank. Very Good/In mylar protector. Rubbed corners, light foxing progressing internally. By 1838, Brewster was appointed Principal of the United College of St. Salvador and St. Leonard, St. Andrews, &c, &c and had already made significant contributions in physics, astronomy and optics, had invented the kaleidoscope and made improvements to the stereoscope and British lighthouses. This title is listed among his larger separate works and made it into Harper's "Family Library" barely one year after the first London edition of 1841. Promotional publisher letter on the Family Library, May, 1841 follows title page (mentioning Brewster, but with no title list or series number). The Harpers catalog of April, 1859 listing indicates it was No. 116 ("of nearly 200" total), issued in muslin for 45 cents. Scarce early printing..

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MARTYRS OF SCIENCE; Or, The Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler, The.
Author
Brewster, Sir David 1781-1868
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff -Street, 1842.
Keywords
Galileo Galilei 1564-1642, Tycho Brahe 1546-1601, Johannes Kepler 1571-1630
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