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Lot 0272
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.


Covers worn and discolored but sound; foxing to title page, frontispiece & occasionally within; very good.

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Delambre's history 18th century astronomy,

Estimate $200 - $300Feb 22, 2018