London: N.H. Cotes, 1843. 2nd ed., octavo, pp.viii, 172, 2, (i, advert), b&w fronts., profusely illustrated with b&w engraved plates showing the sun, earth, moon, mercury, venus, saturn, tides, etc. Pencil annotations, pages tanned, foxing mainly to prelims, "With the Publisher's compliments" ffep, cnrs. bumped, ink marks to rear bd., recased in orig publisher's embossed bds. Good condn.
Includes a chapter on the Planetaria and two pages on the Astronomion, an astronomical machine invented by the author measuring 30ft in length and 12ft in height, set in motion by clock-work. The author, Ebenezer Henderson, was a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society as well as a lecturer. He also wrote a biography on the Scottish astronomer James Ferguson. Item #99312
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