Author: Delambre, Jean-Baptiste, & Claude-Louis Mathieu
Title: Histoire de l'Astronomie au dix-huitieme siecle
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1827
lii, 796 pp. With 3 folding engraved plates of diagrams; copper-engraved frontispiece portrait. (4to) 25.3x19.3 cm (10x7½"), 19th century half vellum & boards. First Edition.
History of astronomy in the 18th century, a pivotal era, by the noted French mathematician and astronomer Jean-Baptiste Delambre. He died in 1822, and the book was edited by Mathieu. Signature of Thos. Campbell on the title page, apparently that of the Scottish poet.