Astronomy Explained title page, 1756

Astronomy Explained title page, 1756

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Caption: Astronomy Explained title page. This book was published in 1756 by the Scottish astronomer and instrument maker James Ferguson (1710-1776). The full title is Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles. This book was intended for those who had not studied mathematics, and included diagrams explaining various astronomical phenomena as explained by the theories of the renowned English physicist, mathematician, and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727). The text on the title page includes two biblical quotes: Hebrews (11, 3) 'The Worlds were framed by the word of GOD'; Job (26, 13) 'By his Spirit he hath garnished the Heavens'.

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