Bevis and De La Hire

  • David Sellers
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 390)


At almost the same time as William Derham’s account of the Gascoigne priority was being printed in the Philosophical transactions, de la Hire was busy compounding his earlier ‘misdemeanour’. His memoir of 29 May 1717 to the Académie Royale des Sciences concerning the construction and use of the Micrometer did not even mention Gascoigne.


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  • David Sellers
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  1. 1.LeedsUK

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