A Treatise on Astronomy, Theoretical and Practical. A new edition. 2 volumes.
by WOODHOUSE, Robert (1773-1827).
Cambridge:: J. Deighton & Sons, 1821, 1823., 1821. 2 volumes. Small 4to. , xxii, , 875, ; lxviii, 487,  pp. Figs. Original half blind- and gilt-stamped calf, burgundy gilt-stamped cloth, black leather gilt-stamped labels. Prize binding for a school in Aberdeen, Scotland, won by Francis Aberdein, 1844. Very good. Robert Woodhouse was an English mathematician and astronomer, best known as a proponent of analytical calculation in mathematics. He was the first superintendent of the observatory at Cambridge. "Woodhouse is entitled to the entire credit of introducing the calculus into England, but it is doubtful if he alone, in spite of the logical power and his caustic wit, would have succeeded in converting his contemporaries. Much of his success was due to the earnest support of his three disciples, George Peacock, Herschel, and Charles Babbage…" – DNB, XXI, p. 873.
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