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[James Ferguson F:R:S:]
[James Ferguson F:R:S:]
John Townsend pinx.t.
Printed for Robert Stewart Engraver & modeller of portraits in wax No 15 Millman Streets, Bedford Row, Hoborn. As the Act directs, December ye 27th 1776.
Mezzotint, scratched-letter proof before title. 355 x 255mm.
James Ferguson (1710-76), Scottish astronomer, instrument maker and popular lecturer on scientific subjects. Apart from three months at a grammar school he was self-taught. His 'Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles' was first published in 1756, and was still being published in 1811.
CD: 5, this state not mentioned. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 6167]   £520.00  
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