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Catalog Name OTHE00033
Document RGO Ms. 1/32C, ff. 74-93
Title Suppressed preface to the Historia coelestis britannica
Author John Flamsteed
Place of Origin no place assigned
Origin Date 1717
Repository Cambridge University Library (Cambridge)
Wordcount 12,657
Language English;

Ostensibly an account of the genesis of the book, but in fact largely given over to a bitter and highly personal attack by the former Astronomer Royal on Newton, who according to Flamsteed bullied him, interfered with his work, took his data by force and used it without acknowledgment.

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