William Simms. The Achromatic Telescope, and its Various Mountings, Especially the Equatorial.
Publisher: Troughton & Simms, 138 Fleet Street, London;
Date of Publication: 1852
Stock Code: 6373
FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. [iv], 74, , 16. 56 figures in text. Sympathetically rebacked retaining original green boards with scrolled and ruled borders in blind, and gilt titles to upper board. New plain black endpapers. Boards lightly sunned and soiled with bruised corners. Ownership inscription to title page dated 1861; a little scattered foxing & small stain to upper margin p.66. A Very Good copy.
Comprehensive summary of the workings and applications of the refracting telescope, including chapters on stands and instructions on setting up. The “Catalogue of Instruments Made by Troughton and Simms” of Fleet Street includes opera glasses, sextants, theodolites, barometers and a host of other optical and mathematical instruments. Scarce.