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Author Alexander, James, 1691-1756
Title Letters relating to the transit of Mercury over the sun, which is to happen May 6, 1753. [electronic resource] : Sir, What put me upon giving you the trouble of this, was, the sight which a few days ago I had of some letters from the Royal Academy of Sciences, at Paris, with directions for observing in Canada, the end of a transit of Mercury over the sun ..
Imprint [Philadelphia : Printed by Benjamin Franklin, 1753]
Descript 4 p. ; (fol.)
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 7038
Note A letter from James Alexander to Benjamin Franklin, accompanied by translations of letters from the Marquis de la Gallissonnière and a memorial drawn up by Joseph-Nicholaus Delisle. Cf. Miller
Title from caption title and first lines of text
Erroneously attributed to Professor John Winthrop of Harvard by Ford
Imprint supplied by Miller. Mistakenly described as a Boston imprint by Evans and Ford
Evans 7038
Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 983
Miller, C.W. Franklin, 574
Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 7038)
Subject Astronomy -- Observations
Mercury (Planet) -- Transit -- 1753
Alt Author Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
L'Isle, Joseph Nicolas de, 1688-1768
Winthrop, John, 1714-1779
La Galissonnière, Roland Michel Barrin, marquis de, 1693-1756
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