Book: The Transit of Venus: The Quest to Find the True Distance of the Sun, by David Sellers; ISBN: 0954101308. Excerpts are available online at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/magavelda/ds/venus/ven_ch_frames.htm.
Book: The Transits of Venus; by William Sheehan and John Edward Westfall. ISBN: 1-59102-175-8.
Skylore from Planet Earth: stories from around the world...VENUS; by Dayle Brown.
Extensive bibliography of original sources relating to transits of Venus, with links to many of the original publications; from R.H. van Gent.
Book: Hokuloa: The British 1874 Transit of Venus Expedition to Hawai'I, by Michael Chauvin; ISBN: 1581780230.
Book: Chasing Venus, by Andrea Wulf.
Book: June 8, 2004--Venus in Transit, by Eli Maor; ISBN: 0-691-04874-6.
Book: The Day the World Discovered the Sun, by Mark Anderson
Book: The Transit of Venus, How a Rare Astronomical Alignment Changed the World, a compilation by scientists and historians, adapted from Royal Society lecture series. ISBN: 978-0-9582629-7-2.
Book: The Transit of Venus; The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy, by Peter Aughton. ISBN: 0-297-84721-X.
Book: A Popular Account of Past and Coming Transits, by Richard Proctor, 1882, plus images and excerpts are linked from here.
The Astronomer of Rousdon by Barbara Slate; a published biography of Charles Grover, an amateur astronomer who was astronomical assistant to Sir Cuthbert Peek on the Royal Geographical Society's expedition to observe the 1882 transit of Venus at Jimbour on the Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia.
Transits of Venus: New Views of the Solar System and Galaxy; Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Volume 2004, Issue IAUC196, June 2004.
Contributed papers (link includes preview, abstract and ordering information):
- Jeremiah Horrocks, William Crabtree, and the Lancashire observations of the transit of Venus of 1639; by Allan Chapman
- Jeremiah Horrocks's Lancashire; by John K. Walton
- William Crabtree's Venus transit observation; by Nicholas Kollerstrom
- Venus transits – A French view; by Suzanne Débarbat
- James Cook's 1769 transit of Venus expedition to Tahiti; by Wayne Orchiston
- Observations of the 1761 and 1769 transits of Venus from Batavia (Dutch East Indies); by Robert H. van Gent
- The 1761 transit of Venus dispute between Audiffredi and Pingré; by Luisa Pigatto
- Observations of planetary transits made in Ireland in the 18th Century and the development of astronomy in Ireland, by C. J. Butler
- The American transit of Venus expeditions of 1874 and 1882; by Steven J. Dick
- The Mexican expedition to observe the 8 December 1874 transit of Venus in Japan; by Christine Allen
- Maya observations of 13th century transits of Venus?; by Jesús Galindo Trejo and Christine Allen
- Lord Lindsay's expedition to Mauritius in 1874; by M. T. Brück
- Why did other European astronomers not see the December 1639 transit of Venus?; David W. Hughes
- The Brazilian contribution to the observation of the transit of Venus; by Ronaldo Rogério de Freitas Mourão
- The Astronomical Unit now; by E. M. Standish
- Precision time and the rotation of the Earth: by Dennis D. McCarthy
- Thomas Henderson and $\alpha$ Centauri; by Brian Warner
- Mikhail Lomonosov and the discovery of the atmosphere of Venus during the 1761 transit; by Mikhail Ya. Marov
- Probing extrasolar planet atmospheres through transits; by Ignas Snellen
- Precise determination of the motion of planets and some astronomical constants from modern observations; by E. V. Pitjeva
- The black-drop effect explained; by Jay M. Pasachoff, Glenn Schneider and Leon Golub
- Orbit of a lunar artificial satellite: Analytical theory of perturbations; by B. De Saedeleer and J. Henrard
- The Spin-orbit resonance of Mercury: a Hamiltonian approach; by S. D'Hoedt and A. Lemaitre
- Observation and reduction of mutual events in the solar system; by B. Noyelles, V. Lainey and A. Vienne
- Early dynamical evolution of the Solar System: constraints from asteroid and KBO dynamics; by Kleomenis Tsiganis
- Classical and modern orbit determination for asteroids; by Giovanni F. Gronchi
- Transits of Venus and Mercury: Patterns of occurrence, and near-resonance phenomena; by P. J. Message
- Our Galaxy in three-dimensions: the Jeremiah Horrocks Memorial Lecture; by M. A. C. Perryman
- The (f)utility of ground-based parallaxes; by David G. Monet
- High-precision stellar parallaxes from Hubble Space Telescope fine guidance sensors; by G. Fritz Benedict and Barbara E. McArthur
- The Pleiades question, the definition of the zero-age main sequence, and implications; by Floor van Leeuwen
- The distance to the Pleiades from the eclipsing binary HD 23642; J. Southworth, P. F. L. Maxted and B. Smalley
- Chromatic effects in Hipparcos parallaxes and implications for distance scale; by Dimitri Pourbaix
- The use of eclipses in the evaluation of absolute stellar information; by Edwin Budding, Denis Sullivan and Michael Rhodes
- High precision pulsar astrometry and its applications; by Walter Brisken
- Statistical calibrations of trigonometric parallaxes; by T. Tsujimoto, Y. Yamada and N. Gouda
- Parallaxes of L and T dwarfs; by R. L. Smart, C. A. L. Bailer-Jones and H. R. A. Jones
- Microarcsecond astrometry with Gaia: the solar system, the Galaxy and beyond; by Coryn A.L. Bailer-Jones
- Radial Velocities with Gaia; by Mark Cropper, David Katz, Ulisse Munari, Tomaz Zwitter and Andrew Holland
- JASMINE: Japan Astrometry Satellite Mission for INfrared Exploration; by N. Gouda, T. Yano, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Yamada, T. Tsujimoto, T. Nakajima, M. Suganuma, H. Matsuhara, S. Ueda and the JASMINE Working Group
- Overall design of JASMINE; by Yoshiyuki Yamada, Naoteru Gouda, Takuji Tsujimoto, Yukiyasu Kobayashi, Tadashi Nakajima, Hideo Matsuhara, Taihei Yano, Seiji Ueda, Masahiro Suganuma and the JASMINE Working Group
- The optical system for JASMINE and the CCD centroiding experiment; by Taihei Yano, Naoteru Gouda, Yukiyasu Kobayashi, Takuji Tsujimoto, Tadashi Nakajima, Hideo Hanada, Yoshiyuki Yamada, Hiroshi Araki, Seiichi Tazawa, Kazuyoshi Asari, Seiitsu Tsuruta, Nobuyuki Kawano and Naruhisa Takato
- JASMINE simulator; by Seiji Ueda, Yoshiyuki Yamada, Takashi Kuwabara, Naoteru Gouda, Takuji Tsujimoto, Yukiyasu Kobayashi, Tadashi Nakajima, Hideo Matsuhara, Taihei Yano, Masahiro Suganuma and the JASMINE Working Group
- Nano-JASMINE: a nano size astrometry satellite; by Yukiyasu Kobayashi, Taihei Yano, Naoteru Gouda, Yoshiyuki Yamada, Naruhisa Takato, Satoshi Miyazaki, Masahiro Suganuma, Seiji Ueda, Shin'ichi Nakasuka and the JASMINE Working Group
- The VERA project (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry); by Hideyuki Kobayashi, Noriyuki Kawaguchi, Seiji Manabe, Toshihiro Omodaka, Katsunori Shibata, Mareki Honma, Yoshiaki Tamura, Osamu Kameno, Tomoya Hirota and Hiroshi Imai
- Shades of the goddess: Venus in transit; by Richard G. Strom
Book: Transit, When Planets Cross the Sun, by Patrick Moore; ISBN: 1852336218.
Book: How to Observe the Sun Safely by Lee Macdonald; published by Sky & Telescope.
Book: Observe and Understand the Sun, edited by Richard E. Hill; published by the Astronomical League.
Book: Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles : and made easy to those who have not studied mathematics : to which are added, a plain method of finding the distances of all the planets from the sun, by the transit of Venus over the sun's disc, in the year 1761 : an account of Mr. Horrox's observation of the transit of Venus in the year 1639 : and, of the distances of all the planets from the sun, as deduced from observations of the transit in the year 1761
Book: Transit of Venus by Michael Harrison. "Mixed collection including two supernatural tales, 'Mother Earth' and 'For Ever and Ever' rejected by magazines as 'too horrible for inclusion.' The latter forms the basis of his later novel THE DARKENED ROOM (1952). Also, 'Where Thy Heart Is,' a nasty antiquarian ghost story." - Robert Knowlton. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 453.
BooK: The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard.
Harry Crosby publishes his poetry in Transit of Venus from Black Sun Press in 1929. "Harry was obsessed with the sun-his poetry and diaries abound with references to it--quatrains, hymns, sonnets, all dedicated to the solar disk. To him it was a symbol of perfection, freedom, heat, enthusiasm, and destruction;" from http://www.banger.com/banger/crosby/bio.html. His signature evolved to include a symbol of a black sun.
The poem "First Meeting", courtesy of John Breckenridge.
Poem entitled "Ritual" in a book of poems by Harry Crosby, Transit of Venus; Black Sun Press, Paris, 1931:
("lorsque Vénus est tout entière entrée dans le disque")
When you are the flower
I am the shadow cast by the flower
When I am the fire
You are the mirror reflecting the fire
And when Venus has entered the disk of the Sun
Then you are that Venus and I am the Sun.
Venus is sleeping with Fire
Because it is winter and cold
(The sound of strange footsteps gold upon gold
As they pass through the door)
(As she goes to the Sun
And is seen by the world no more)
Among lanterns and torches
And flags unfurled
She and the Sun
Are not of this world.