An Account of the Revd. John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer-Royal; Compiled from His Own Manuscripts, and Other Authentic Documents, Never Before Pu

An Account of the Revd. John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer-Royal; Compiled from His Own Manuscripts, and Other Authentic Documents, Never Before Pu

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...letter, in the possession of Mrs. Giles. No. 122.) Letter from Mr. Flamsteed to Mr. A. Sharp. The Observatory, Sept. 14, 1706. Sir, I returned hither, I bless God for it, on the 5th instant, in good health: the press was advanced, when I went home, to sheet M. They are now through the alphabet, and the sheets A A, B B are set; but I know not whether they are wrought off or no. I send my man with this to London, and to go to the printer's for them if finished, that I may correct them. The observations of the fixed stars end on the sheet B B. I would send you them altogether, but I could not get them ready to send by Mr. Stanfield. I doubt not but he has goods to send down after him, and shall therefore send them, as soon as corrected, to Mr. Knapp's for you: if no goods be going thence, I will deliver them to the carrier, God sparing me life and health. I do not hear that the book of Logarithms is yet published. I shall be glad to see your Prosthaphereses, when finished; but you need not be very hasty. I fear it will be some time yet ere I shall have occasion to make use of them. I thank you for your offer of assistance, and should make use of it, if I could do it to your advantage: but Sir Isaac is the same man he ever was. I have not received a farthing from him (who has drawn the Prince's money into his hands and forced himself into my business) though I have been at a large expense upon it. I must be patient. No one ever yet served hit country honestly and honorably, but he was ungratefully used for his pains. Mr. Pound is returned from India; has left his books, papers, and instruments at Pulo Condore, is now in Holland, returns to England in a short time. I shall tell you ere long what I have, both from his conversation and letters; at...show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564332
  • 9781236564337