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James Middleton, ‘A celestial atlas’, (1842)

Classmark: Bay 69 1842 MID X

This first edition copy of Middleton’s atlas contains ‘maps of all the constellations visible in Great Britain : with corresponding blank maps of the stars, systematically arranged for communicating a practical knowledge of the heavens’.

Middleton was a professor of astronomy at Norwich, where he was a great believer that a knowledge of astronomy should form an important part of a liberal education. This work was primarily for the ‘learner rather than the learned’, although the author expressed the hope that it would also be of use to ‘scientific persons’.

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