AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY. In a Series of Letters from a Preceptor to his Pupil....Illustrated with Copper-Plates. The Second Edition, Corrected and Improved.
London: J. Johnson, 1787. Second edition, enlarged (first edition was in 1786). Old brown calf sides with more recent rebacking in tan calf with two labels. pp (viii), (438), (2, ads), (2, blank) + frontispiece and 19 folding plates (complete). No half-title leaf. Surface of sides rubbed away, leaving the leather like reverse calf; outer corners worn; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; misfolding to many of the plates, some with a bit of wear & darkening to fore margins but images unaffected; VG otherwise, tight in the binding. Bonnycastle was Mathematical Master and Lecturer in Geography and Philosophy at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He also published instructional books of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. The present title was reprinted a number of times.