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A TREATISE DESCRIBING THE CONSTRUCTION, AND EXPLAINING THE USE, OF NEW CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES. by  GEORGE  (the elder).: ADAMS - Hardcover - second edition - 1769 - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 32412)

A TREATISE DESCRIBING THE CONSTRUCTION, AND EXPLAINING THE USE, OF NEW CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES.

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A TREATISE DESCRIBING THE CONSTRUCTION, AND EXPLAINING THE USE, OF NEW CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES.

by ADAMS, GEORGE (the elder).:

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About This Item

London, printed for and sold by the Author, at Tycho Brahe's Head, 1769.. Designed to Illustrate, in the most Easy and Natural Manner, the Phoenomena of the Earth and Heavens, and to shew the Correspondence of the Two Spheres. With a great variety of Astronomical and Geographical Problems. SECOND EDITION 1769, "in which a comprehensive view of the solar system is given; and the Use of the Globes is farther shewn in the explanation of Spherical Triangles". 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece (Plate 1) and 13 engraved folding plates, of which 3 large folding, pages: xxviii, 345, (7) the last section is Adams' Catalogue of Instruments. Bound in full modern panelled speckled calf, gilt decorated raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Very slight faint damp staining to top edge of early prelim pages, tip of 1 margin corner missing. A very good clean tight copy. George Adams (1704-1773) optician, was mathematical instrument maker to King George III and one of the most famous English microscope and globe makers of the mid-eighteenth century. He published the popular Micrographia illustrata; or, The Knowledge of the Microscope Explain'd in 1746 and introduced a number of improvements in microscope design. Our book was first published in 1766 with a 4 page Dedication to the King written for Adams by Samuel Johnson which is printed in all editions (unsigned - see Courtney and Nichol Smith, Bibliography of Johnson, page 112). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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Bookseller
Roger Middleton GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
32412
Title
A TREATISE DESCRIBING THE CONSTRUCTION, AND EXPLAINING THE USE, OF NEW CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES.
Author
ADAMS, GEORGE (the elder).:
Format/binding
Full modern panelled speckled calf,
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
second edition
Binding
Hardcover
Place of Publication
London, printed for and sold by the Author, at Tycho Brahe's Head, 1769.
Date published
1769
Keywords
Science astronomy globes longitude & latitude mathematics samuel johnson geometry

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Roger Middleton

We have been established booksellers for 42 years. We are a postal business only (strictly no callers). We are long-standing members of the P.B.F.A. the largest trade association for antiquarian booksellers in the UK. We wrap all our parcels in new materials and all our books are insured at our expense. Books may be returned if wrongly described, all costs will be met by us. ****PLEASE NOTE: POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED AT COST, MEANING THAT POSTAGE WILL BE REDUCED ON PARCELS WEIGHING UNDER 1 KILO, AND IT WILL BE INCREASED ON MOST PARCELS WEIGHING MORE THAN 1 KILO****

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