Item: 2 Volumes History of Modern Astronomy, since the founding of the School of Alexandria, to the Time of MDCC XXXFirst editionPublishing: Paris, Chez les Freres de Bure, 1779Size: 10.5 x 8 inches727 & 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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