This antiquarian book contains a thorough guide to practical and spherical astronomy, originally designed for the use of students in universities. This comprehensive treatise contains a wealth of information on the subject of astronomy, written in clear, concise language and including a plethora of helpful diagrams and equations. Although old, this text will be of considerable value to those with an interest in astronomy and its development, and will make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: Systems of Spherical Co-ordinates; Apparent Diurnal Motion; Equator and Ecliptic - Right Ascension and Declination - Longitude and Latitude - Obliquity of the Ecliptic; Horizon and Meridian; Latitude of the Place of Observation, et cetera. This text was first published in 1863, and is being republished now complete with a new introduction on the history of astronomy.