Roger Long's AstronomyRoger Long. Astronomy in Five Books. Cambridge: Printed for the Author by J. Archdeacon, 1742-1784. First edition. Two quarto volumes. Ninety-nine plates. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked. Some dampstaining, minor worming to margins in Volume 2, not affecting text. Bookplate of Paul and Verner Macalister. Very good. An astronomy professor at Pembroke College, Long was well-known for his invention of immense machines to aid in astronomy education. Distracted by his interest in music, Long was slow to finish this work and when he died in 1770, the volumes were finished by Richard Dunthorne, an astronomer at Pembroke under Long, and the astronomer and mathematician William Wales. Wellcome III:p.544.
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