History of Physical Astronomy, from the Earliest Ages to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Comprehending a Detailed Account of the Establishment of the Theory of Gravitation by Newton, and its Development by his Successors; with an Exposition of the Progress of Research on all the other Subjects of Celestial Physics.
by GRANT, Robert (1814-1892).
London:: Robert Baldwin, 1852., 1852. 8vo. xiv, -637,  pp. 2 figs., index, additional & corrections; minimal marginalia. Contemporary half maroon gilt-stamped calf, marbled boards, all edges marbled; corners showing. Very good. First book-form edition. Robert Grant, Scottish astronomer, studied at King's College. The present work first appeared in parts in the Society of Useful Knowledge in 1848-9. In 1852 it was reissued in its complete form (this work). Grant became director of the University of Glasgow Observatory. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1856, and in 1865 elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. REFERENCES: Wallis 80.75. See: David Clarke, Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 years, 2013. (p. 217).
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