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Aedes Hartwellianae, Volume 1 - Or, Notices of the Manor and Mansion of Hartwell (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,219
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Aedes Hartwellianae, Volume 1 - Or, Notices of the Manor and Mansion of Hartwell (Paperback): William Henry Smyth
Aedes Hartwellianae, Volume 1 - Or, Notices of the Manor and Mansion of Hartwell (Paperback): William Henry Smyth

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Aedes Hartwellianae, Volume 1 - Or, Notices of the Manor and Mansion of Hartwell (Paperback)

William Henry Smyth

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

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The astronomer John Lee (1783 66) inherited Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire in 1827. During its colourful history, the mansion had notably been occupied between 1809 and 1814 by the exiled court of Louis XVIII. Lee turned the house into something of a museum for his antiquarian and scientific interests, constructing an observatory to the design of the his close friend William Henry Smyth (1788 1865), after whom Lee named a lunar sea. A naval officer, Smyth had helped to found the Royal Geographical Society in 1830. His Sidereal Chromatics (1864) and The Sailor's Word-Book (1867) are also reissued in this series. This charming history and description of Hartwell, its grounds, buildings and contents, appeared in two volumes between 1851 and 1864, illuminating especially the practice of contemporary astronomy. Illustrated throughout, the first volume (1851) includes coverage relating to the locality, the lords of the manor, the collected antiquities and the observatory."

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century
Release date: June 2013
First published: February 2014
Authors: William Henry Smyth
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 452
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-06647-1
Barcode: 9781108066471
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
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LSN: 1-108-06647-X

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