Stars and telescopes a hand-book of popular astronomy, founded on the 9th ed. of Lynn"s Celestial motions by David P. Todd

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Published by Little, Brown and company in Boston .

Written in English

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With extensive bibliographical references.

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Statementby David P. Todd.
ContributionsLynn, William Thynne, 1835-1911.
LC ClassificationsQB44 .T63
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., xvi, 419 p.
Number of Pages419
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL528771M
LC Control Number99001621

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