London, South Kensington
21 March 1997
FERGUSON, James. Astronomy Explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, London: for the author, 1757, 4°, second edition, engraved title, engraved frontispiece and 13 plates, all folding (some light offsetting to title and text), contemporary marbled calf (extremities worn). [Sotheran 1316; Wallis 75.002]
Richard Hopton of Can-frome in the County of Hereford Esq., armorial bookplate.
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