Astronomical explanation, historical book

Astronomical explanation, historical book

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Caption: Astronomical explanation. Historical publication entitled 'Astronomical Dialogues Between a Gentleman and a Lady'. This is the front page of a book published in 1719 by John Harris, which attempts to clarify the mechanisms behind many astronomical occurrences 'in a pleasant and familiar way.'

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