Monday, 20 October 2014

Astronomy in the Special Collections



Our October spotlight exhibition continues in the Reading Room, with a look David Gregory’s Astronomiæ physicæ & geometricæ elementa (Geneva : M.M. Bousquet & Co., 1726). First published in Oxford in 1702 after the author (1659-1708) took his doctorate there, it proved to be a popular treatise on ‘the writings of the illustrious Sir Isaac Newton’. Its preface includes a history of astronomy.

Plate V from: Astronomiæ physicæ & geometricæ elementa.

You can also view the spotlight exhibition in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of October.
If you would like to view this item, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

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