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  Richard A. Proctor  

A Popular Account of Past and Coming Transits 
 Essays on Astronomy: A Series of Papers ... and a Dissertation on the Approaching Transits of Venus...

The Sun: Ruler, Fire, Light, and Life of the Planetary System

http://dlib.stanford.edu:6520/text1/dd-ill/transits-venus.pdf
Entire scanned text of A by Richard Proctor; 1882; availed online by Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources. (30.7 MB)

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Plate I ; shows paths of Venus across the sun for past and future transits of Venus.

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Plate III; world map shows the area in which the 1639 transit was visible.

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Plate IV

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Plate V 

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Plate VI 

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Plate VII

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Plate VIII

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Plate IX

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Plate X

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Plates XII & XIII

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Plates XIV & XV

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From the "Quotes" page:

I think the astronomers of the first years of the twenty first century, looking back over the long transit-less period which will then have passed, will understand the anxiety of astronomers in our own time to utilise to the full whatever opportunities the coming transits may afford...;and I venture to hope...they will not be disposed to judge over harshly what some in our own day may have regarded as an excess of zeal."

Richard Proctor, Transits of Venus, A Popular Account, 1875

 

From Proctor's Essays on Astronomy: A Series of Papers on Planets and Meteors, the Sun and Sun-Surrounding Space, Stars and Star Cloudlets; and a Dissertation on the Approaching Transits of Venus Preceded by A Sketch of the Life and Work of Sir John Herschel;  London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,1872.

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From Proctor's The Sun: Ruler, Fire, Light, and Life of the Planetary System; London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,1871.

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