|Title:||The History of the Telescope|
|Authors:||Henry C. King|
|Edition:||Originally published in 1955|
|Number of pages:||480|
The History of the Telescope Irelates not only the stories of early inventors and astronomers but also the rarely recorded details of the instruments themselves and their makers. This remarkable chronicle covers many fields, including professional and amateur astronomy, optics, glass and lens technology, and the craft of the precision instrument.BRAuthor Henry C. King bases his accounts primarily on first-hand sources â€” the letters, memoirs, papers, and treatises of the men who worked with telescopes.