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Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp, the Yorkshire Mathematician and Astronomer, and Assistant of Flamsteed; With Memorials of His Family, and Associated Families (Paperback) Loot Price: R418
Discovery Miles 4 180
Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp, the Yorkshire Mathematician and Astronomer, and Assistant of Flamsteed; With...
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Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp, the Yorkshire Mathematician and Astronomer, and Assistant of Flamsteed; With Memorials of His Family, and Associated Families (Paperback)

William Cudworth

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Loot Price R418 Discovery Miles 4 180

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... with nothing to communicate worthy either your expense or trouble. I hear of nothing new in mathematics. Dr. Halley, Mr. Machin, and Mr. Whiston are all endeavouring to find longitude in order to obtain the, 20,000. You and I have labored for Mrs. Flamsteed for above ten years, and our reward, so often promised, is at last befallen us. Mrs. Flamsteed died the 29th ultimo, and has given Mr. Hodgson's son (a few legacies excepted) all from her own relations, and to you nor I not one farthing. For all my time spent and all my own expenses in attending the printing and maps, I never had any allowance; besides losing of two places which were offered me--one in the Ordnance, of 80 per annum, which I refused at her request in order to help to complete Mr. Flamsteed's works. What has induced her to act so dishonestly by us at last, except it was that she had no further occasion, I cannot apprehend. Could Mr. Flamsteed have foreseen her ingratitude I am confident he would not have left it in her power; neither should you nor I, for we ought to have made a bargain with her first, but 'tis now too late. Young Hodgson informs me he has a ring at your service. If you please to accept of it, let me know to whom you would have it delivered, and it shall be given to the person by, Sir, your most obliged servant, JOSEPH CROSTHWAIT. This, then, was the recompense which Sharp and Crosthwait received for all their years of labour resulting in the final publication of the Historia Ccelestis. Flamsteed, during his lifetime, was most profuse in his acknowledgments of the valuable services rendered by his former assistant, and in one of the last letters he wrote to him remarked--" I shall not be, nor ever have been, sparing in remembering your performances. I have...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Cudworth
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87440-6
Barcode: 9781150874406
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LSN: 1-150-87440-6

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