Jeremiah Horrocks: 'Venus in sole visa'
Scope and Contents
The author's own manuscript, 206 folios. (f.3) 'Venus in sole visa: seu tractatus astronomicus de nobilissima Solis et Veneris coniunctione, Novembris die 24, 1639'. Chapter 4 and the last paragraph of chapter 9 are in different hands, and were probably added later. (f.40) 'Venus in sole visa...', the same treatise, in a slightly variant seventeen-chapter version, probably in the same hand. (f.84) 'Jeremiae Horroxj praeludium astronomicum liber primus, De motu solis', an unfinished tract. (f.87v) 'Astronomiae Lansbergianae censura'. (f.110) 'Jeremiae Horroxij Astronomiae Lansbergianae censura&cum Kepleriana comparatio'. (f.135) The rest of the manuscript is substantially blank, but with some headings, English notes on eclipses and geometrical problems, and diagrams.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The volume was owned formerly by the Hopkinson family, and has the old classmark R.12.7 on the first page and spine. It was possibly handed down from the Yorkshire antiquary John Hopkinson (1610-80). Purchased by the Library at Sotheby's, 24th July 1995.
Existence and Location of Copies
Blind-stamped calf binding, bands of foliage pattern with intials 'RW' (use of initials known in bindings before 1620).
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