Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp, the Yorkshire Mathematician and Astronomer, and Assistant of Flamsteed; with Memorials of His Family, and Associated Families.

By: SHARP, Abraham (1651-1742); CUDWORTH, William.

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Tall 8vo. xvi, 342, ad [1] pp. Engraved frontis. with tissue guard, 9 unnumbered plates, 19 figs., indexes. Half vellum with marbled paper sides, gilt-stamped black morocco spine labels, t.e.g.; soiled, extremities worn. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION: "The Rev. Addison Croft, M.A. With the Compliments of The Author," with pasted autograph "Yours Truly, W. Cudworth." Good +. Sharp was a Yorkshire mathematician and astronomer, and Assistant to Flamsteed. Pages 1-215 are devoted exclusively to the life and correspondence of Abraham Sharp; the balance of the book, pp.216-317, to other members of his family with a final general chapter on Greenwich Observatory in the 1880's (pp.318-328, 2 figs.). The illustrations are mostly facsimiles of documents and genealogies. Nice association copy.

Title: Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp, the Yorkshire Mathematician and Astronomer, and Assistant of Flamsteed; with Memorials of His Family, and Associated Families.

Author Name: SHARP, Abraham (1651-1742); CUDWORTH, William.

Categories: Astronomy,

Publisher: London & Bradford:, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington & Thos. Brear, 1889.: 1889

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: Z1620

Keywords: Astronomy