Premium pages left without account:

Auction archive: Lot number 2

Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 2

Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium Author: Gauss, Carl Friedrich Place: Hamburg Publisher: Frid. Perthes et I.H. Besser Date: 1809 Description: xi, [1], 227, [1], errata pp. Text in Latin. (4to) 28.5x23.5 cm (11¼x9¼"), original wrappers. First Edition. Important astronomical work by the noted mathematician, containing "an analysis of the problems arising in the determination of the motions of the planets and comets from a limited number of observational data" (PMM 257 note). Norman 879 notes that "In this work Gauss systematically developed the method of orbit calculation from three observations he had devised in 1801 to locate the planetoid Ceres, the earliest discovered of the 'asteroids,' which had been spotted and lost by G. Piazzi in January 1801." See Dibner Heralds of Science 114n. Lot Amendments Condition: Wrappers and spine strip lost or decaying; some very minor spotting and soiling to contents, endpaper and blank leaf torn at corner, edges of some pages uncut, with fraying and miniscule tears on edges; good internally deserving of rebinding. Item number: 314125

Auction archive: Lot number 2
Auction:
Datum:
7 Sep 2020
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Theoria motus corporum coelestium in sectionibus conicis solem ambientium Author: Gauss, Carl Friedrich Place: Hamburg Publisher: Frid. Perthes et I.H. Besser Date: 1809 Description: xi, [1], 227, [1], errata pp. Text in Latin. (4to) 28.5x23.5 cm (11¼x9¼"), original wrappers. First Edition. Important astronomical work by the noted mathematician, containing "an analysis of the problems arising in the determination of the motions of the planets and comets from a limited number of observational data" (PMM 257 note). Norman 879 notes that "In this work Gauss systematically developed the method of orbit calculation from three observations he had devised in 1801 to locate the planetoid Ceres, the earliest discovered of the 'asteroids,' which had been spotted and lost by G. Piazzi in January 1801." See Dibner Heralds of Science 114n. Lot Amendments Condition: Wrappers and spine strip lost or decaying; some very minor spotting and soiling to contents, endpaper and blank leaf torn at corner, edges of some pages uncut, with fraying and miniscule tears on edges; good internally deserving of rebinding. Item number: 314125

Auction archive: Lot number 2
Auction:
Datum:
7 Sep 2020
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Try LotSearch

Try LotSearch and its premium features for 7 days - without any costs!

  • Search lots and bid
  • Price database and artist analysis
  • Alerts for your searches
Create an alert now!

Be notified automatically about new items in upcoming auctions.

Create an alert