An Historical Account of the Origin and Progress of Astronomy (Classic Reprint)
Author: John Narrien
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Excerpt from An Historical Account of the Origin and Progress of Astronomy
To a treatise on astronomy founded on either of the two prin ciples above mentioned the followmg Work will, it is hoped, serve as a convenient introduction; it may be considered as holding an intermediate place with respect to the voluminous histories of M.M. Bailly and Delambre and, be it said, while acknowledging the merits of such as the elegant essay of Dr. Adam Smith, or that recently published in the Library of Use ful Knowledge, the very general outlines which have, occasion ally, been given of the origin and progress of the science.
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