Catalogue Entry: OTHE00033

Suppressed preface to the Historia cœlestis britannica

Author: John Flamsteed

Source: RGO Ms. 1/32C, ff. 74-93, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

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Ostensibly an account of the genesis of the book, but in fact largely given over to a bitter and highly personal attack by the former Astronomer Royal on Newton, who according to Flamsteed bullied him, interfered with his work, took his data by force and used it without acknowledgment.

[1] 'Do all the good that lies in your power'

[2] The Articles are dated Nov: 10. in the 4th of the Queen Anne or 1705

[3] April 18, 1711

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