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James Short and his telescopes

D. J. Bryden

James Short and his telescopes

an account of the life of James Short (1710-68), Europe"s foremost maker of reflecting telescopes with a description of the insstruments brought together for the Bicentenary Exhibition

by D. J. Bryden

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Published by Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Short, James, -- 1710-1768 -- ExhibitionsED,
  • Reflecting telescopes -- Exhibitions

  • Edition Notes

    Exhibition held at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, July 26th-Sept. 7th, 1968.

    Statement[D.J. Bryden].
    GenreExhibitionsED, Exhibitions
    ContributionsRoyal Scottish Museum.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34 p. :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17332147M

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