Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library Acquires Seminal Astronomical Texts

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University recently acquired two astronomical texts by Caroline Lucretia Herschel and Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora.

Herschel’s Catalogue of Stars (1798) includes her personal annotations. Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora’s Libra Astronomica, y Philosophica (1690) discusses the Great Comet of 1680-81.

Read more about the acquisitions at the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

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