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Wright, Thomas (1711-1786) (Author)

original theory or new hypothesis of the universe : founded upon the laws of nature, and solving by mathematical principles the general phaenomena of the visible creation; and particularly the Via Lactea : compris'd in nine familiar letters from the author to his friend, and illustrated with upwards of thirty graven and mezzotinto plates, by the best masters

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1750
Place Term: London
Publisher: Printed for the author, and sold by H. Chapelle
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Eng. 1750 94-193
Milky Way
Content : Ornaments: woodcut head- and tailpieces, ornamental initials.

Ownership : Illustrations: 32 prints : etching, engraving (24), mezzotint (8) ; double-page (2), full-page (30).

Content : R.E. Duncombe Shafto (armorial bookplate); Knut Lundmark (autograph and inscription, dated May 1953).

Content : Errata: p. [2] (2nd group).

Content : Signatures: A⁴ a² B-L⁴ M².

Content : Title page printed in red and black.

Statement of Responsibility: By Thomas Wright, of Durham
Physical Description
Extent: 20.5 x 12.6 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11954185
UUID: 783751f0-c60a-012f-e5fc-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1711: Creator Born
  • 1750: Issued
  • 1786: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Illustration." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1750. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/74e0f5ce-9557-8afb-e040-e00a18067e28

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Illustration." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/74e0f5ce-9557-8afb-e040-e00a18067e28

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1750). Illustration. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/74e0f5ce-9557-8afb-e040-e00a18067e28

Wikipedia Citation

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