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Tables astronomiques du Soleil, de la Lune, des Planetes, des etoiles fixes, et des satellites de Jupiter et de Saturne; Avec l'explication & l'usage de ces mêmes tables

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Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500
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Title: Tables astronomiques du Soleil, de la Lune, des Planetes, des etoiles fixes, et des satellites de Jupiter et de Saturne; Avec l'explication & l'usage de ces mêmes tables Author: Cassini, Jacques Place: Paris Publisher: L'Imprimerie Royale Date: 1740 Description: xiv, [6], 222 pp. With 26 engraved plates of diagrams, planetary systems, etc., 3 of them folding; 1 large engraved headpiece, by Thomassin, being a view of the Paris observatory. (4to) 26.2x19 cm (10¼x7¾"), period calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces, marbled endpapers. First Edition. Jacques Cassini (1677-1756), was born at the Paris observatory where his father Giovanni was in charge, and succeeded the latter upon his death in 1712. Giovanni had discovered four Saturnian satellites and the division in Saturn's ring; the new knowledge thus gained is put to practical use in the son's work. Large engraved bookplate of Luton Library on front pastedown, along with label of Paris bookseller Mme. Ve. Courcier. Lot Amendments Condition: Some rubbing and wear to covers, joints cracked, spine ends and corners worn; very good condition. Item number: 287929

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 630: The Richard E. Bateman Collection on Celestial Mechanics with Rare Books & Manuscripts from various consignors
Date of the auction: 30 Nov 2017
Address: PBA Galleries
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