Monday, 21 December 2009

Observatory's rare books from 1400s on

The Crawford Library at the Royal Observatory at Blackford Hill is arguably the world's best for early astronomical books. With four printed volumes from the 1470s and Copernicus's De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (Nuremberg 1543), the world's most important astronomy book from the 16th century, the collection is a little known gem. See here for details of this remarkable collection.

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