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An original theory or new hypothesis of the universe: founded upon the laws of nature, and solving by mathematical principles the general phaenomena of the visible creation; and particularly the Via Lactea : compris'd in nine familiar letters from the ...

Collection Data

Names
Wright, Thomas (1711-1786) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1750
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for the author, and sold by H. Chapelle
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Eng. 1750 94-193
Topics
Astronomy
Milky Way
Genres
Prints
Illustrations
Notes
Content: Ornaments: woodcut head- and tailpieces, ornamental initials.
Ownership: Illustrations: 32 prints : etching, engraving (24), mezzotint (8) ; double-page (2), full-page (30).
Content: R.E. Duncombe Shafto (armorial bookplate); Knut Lundmark (autograph and inscription, dated May 1953).
Content: Errata: p. [2] (2nd group).
Content: Signatures: A⁴ a² B-L⁴ M².
Content: Title page printed in red and black.
Statement of responsibility: by Thomas Wright, of Durham
Physical Description
Extent: Viii, [4], 84 p., XXXII leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill. ; 30 cm. (4to)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11954185
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 77a23290-c60a-012f-436d-58d385a7bc34
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