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AN

INTRODUCTION

TO

ASTRONOMY.

Printed by S. Hamilton, Weybridge, Surrey.

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AN

INTRODUCTION

TO

AS T R O N O M Y.

IN A

SERIES OF LETTERS,

FROM A

PRECEPTOR TO HIS PUPIL.

IN WHICH THE MOST USEFUL AND INTERESTING
PARTS OF THE SCIENCE ARE CLEARLY AND

FAMILIARLY EXPLAINED.

ILLUSTRATED WITH COPPER-PLATES.

BY JOHN BONNYCASTLE,

PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY,

WOOLWICH.

THE SEVENTH EDITION,
CORRECTED, AND GREATLY IMPROVED.

AZ

422
Docuit quæ maximus Atlas.
Hic canit errantem Lunam, Solisque labores. VIRGIL.
Into the heav'n of heav'ns I have presumed,
An earthly guest, and drawn empyreal air. MILTON.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. NUNN; LAW AND WHITTAKER; CADELL

AND DAVIES; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND CO.;
J. RICHARDSON; J. MAWMAN; BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND
JOY; GALE AND FENNER; AND J. ROBINSON.

1816.

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