A compendious system of astronomy

Collection History

The selection of images was prepared for the companion volume and website accompanying an exhibition, "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era," held April 8 - July 30, 2005 in the Library's D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall.

Related Resources

Denlinger, Elizabeth Campbell. Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era (2005)

NYPL. "Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era."(2005) <http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/victoria/>

Collection Data

Bryan, Margaret, fl. 1815 (Author)
Conder, Thomas, 1746 or 7-1831 (Engraver)
Nutter, William, 1754-1802 (Engraver)
Shelley, Samuel, ca. 1750-1808 (Artist)
Kearsley, George, active 1791-1813 (Publisher)
Leigh and Sotheby (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1797
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for the author, and sold by Leigh and Sotheby and G. Kearsley
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz+ (Bryan, M. Compendious system of astronomy)
Content: Illustrations: 18 engraved plates: frontispiece portrait titled, "Mrs. Bryan and children," engraved by W. Nutter after Samuel Shelley; 17 engravings by T. Conder (4 signed M. Bryan delint.). Numbered I-XV, XV*, XVI.
Citation/reference: ESTC T113598
Content: Signatures: a-c⁴ A-2R⁴ chi1.
Content: List of subscribers: p. xiii-xxx. Errata: p. [xxxi].
Physical Description
Extent: Xxx, [2], 311, [3] p., [18] leaves of plates : ill ; 28 cm. (4to)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14388393
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 663d9be0-c604-012f-48f3-58d385a7bc34
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