The Transit of Venus Across the Sun: a Translation of the Celebrated Discourse Thereupon by Jeremiah Horrox, to which is Prefixed a Memoir of his Life and Labours by the Rev A B Whatton
1859. Hard Cover. First edn, second issue with variant title page, London, William Macintosh, n.d. [ ca 1859]. Sm 8vo, xvi, 216p, 3 diagrams (one folding). Preface i-xvi, Memoir of Jeremiah Horrox p1-107, The Transit of Venus over the Sun p 109-216. Inscr, with extensive annotation in margins (mainly in the Memoir) in light pencil, 2 mounted newspaper cuttings, but still a nice clean copy. Neatly recased at some time, with neat repairs to head & tail of spine, new eps, in the original blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered "Horrox's Memoirs". DNB: 'When Curate of Hoole, Horrocks predicted and observed the transit of Venus across the sun 24 Nov 1639'. Very scarce astronomy.
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