Keenly aware that she was venturing into a new sphere for women, Margaret Bryan included mathematics and science in the curriculum to be taught to girls at her schools in Blackheath, London, and Margate. Bryan wrote on physics and optics, using straightforward language and everyday examples. The subscribers for this title included celebrated mathematicians and astronomers as well as Bryan’s former pupils. This copy has two manuscript letters from Dr. William Kitchiner tipped in, related to his book on telescopes.
Bryan, Margaret, A Compendious System of Astronomy [...], London: Printed by H. L. Galabin, 1799, Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 04, 2021, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4073