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Sir Frederick William Herschel (1738-1822) was a German-born musician and astronomer who spent the greater part of his life in England. First employed as a musician, he was known for being particularly fond of his collection of lace ruffles which he wore when conducting concerts.

 

He developed a passion for astronomy, and became the most eminent British astronomer of the 18-century, concentrating on the construction of reflectors large enough to view the most distant objects in the universe. In 1781 he discovered the planet Uranus, and in 1789 built his famous 40-foot telescope in the grounds of his house in Slough. This book puts together images of some of Herschel’s own drawings, his discoveries, and details of celestial maps that make reference to him, together with historic examples of delicate lacework to complement the scientific imagery.

 

32 pages printed on 250 gsm Somerset Satin

 

hard bound with screen printed book cloth cover

 

h 26 cm x w 22 cm

 

£85.00

 

 

About

Hand-Bound Artist-Designer Books

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Astrophysicists, mathematicians, instrument makers, and others in the fields of science use drawings, diagrams, numbers and symbols to illustrate their discoveries and inventions. The books are a collage of historical and contemporary information drawn from these and other sources, all of which relate in some way to science.

limited editions (maximum 10) digitally printed, stitched and hand-bound with screen-printed or digitally printed covers.

Arabic Science East to West 

William Herschel Astronomer and Musician

The Discovery of Electricity

 Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematician

The Ten Most Abundant Elements in the Universe

Cards of Discovery

Equations

Beyond Our Planet Annual for Boys

Star Coordinates

Constants

Where Could I Live?

William Herschel Astronomer and Musician

Helen Storey: Life on the Outskirts (Commission)

Books in collections of: British Library Contemporary Collection; The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Goldsmiths, University of London; Kingston University, London; Stony Brook University, New York; Helen Storey Foundation; National Art Library, London, and Private collections in the US and the UK

Contact

Jacqueline Thomas took part in the exhibition Art and the Quantum Moment  at the Simons Centre for Geometry & Physics Stony Brook University, New York. Curated by Lorraine Walsh, with Robert Crease and Alfred Goldhaber in 2015. She exhibited  a limited edition of Helen Storey: Life on the Outskirts commissioned by Kingston University, at Dorich House Museum, Kingston upon Thames, to accompany a Kingston University Symposium in 2015.

She exhibits at the London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London and at the Small Publishers Fair at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.

Individually designed limited edition books can be commissioned for gifts and special presentations.