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“‘Classic Telescopes’ is a good introduction to historic telescope makers and their lives and creations mostly focusing on those telescope makers that also made smaller instruments that might end up in the hands of an amateur astronomer. … In general it was fascinating and a fast read. … this book makes for a good eye-opener as it introduces opticians and their work in a less academic way that would be appealing for a larger general audience.” (Kadri Tinn, AstroMadness.com, December, 2014)
“Part of Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series … Classic Telescopes approaches the topic from a skilled collectors and telescope operators perspective. The focus is primarily on refractors of yesteryear, with a scattering of reflectors from the past century thrown in. … Classic Telescopes is an indispensable reference resource for anyone refurbishing or hunting for a piece of astronomical history. Interspersed with expert reviews and great close-up pics, this guide provides a unique insight into a fascinating branch of optics and astronomy.” (David Dickinson, Astro Guyz, November, 2012)