931, citing a total of seven known specimens in the Library of the British Astronomical Association, London, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Edinburgh University Library, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Columbia University Libraries, and at a 1983 Drouot Sale. - Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, catalogued more than 3000 stars, accurately calculated the solar eclipses of 1666 and 1668, and was responsible for several of the earliest recorded sightings of the planet Uranus. Joseph Crosthwait was his longest serving assistant, remaining with the Observatory from 1708 until Flamsteed's death in 1719. At this point, the whole of the first volume of Flamsteed's "Historia Coelestis Britannica" had been printed together with much of the second. Crosthwait saw the second volume through to completion and organised the preparation and printing of the third..