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Lot 0118
  • Item: 2 Volumes History of Modern Astronomy, since the founding of the School of Alexandria, to the Time of MDCC XXX
  • First edition
  • Publishing: Paris, Chez les Freres de Bure, 1779
  • Size: 10.5 x 8 inches
  • 727 & 751 pages

    Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736 – 1793) was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason, and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He presided over the Tennis Court Oath, served as the mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791, and was ultimately guillotined during the Reign of Terror.

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  • Condition

    Very good condition. Bound in contemporary full mottled calf leather. Raised band spine with gilt decorations and morocco and yellow spine labels. Edges dyed red. Marbled endpapers. Top of joints cracked- solid. Bookplate of Libraire Alain Brieux on pastedown. Clean internally.

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    2 Volumes History of Modern Astronomy

    Estimate $500 - $600Feb 5, 2017
    New York, NY, USA