• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 217

    ADAMS, George (1750-95). Astronomical and Geographical Essays. London: R. Hindmarsh, 1790. 8° (212 x 132mm). Engraved frontispiece, 21 folding engraved plates (frontispiece cut and laid down, title and frontispiece quite spotted, elsewhere lightly spotted). Contemporary half calf (rear cover detached, worn). Provenance: British Astronomical Association (stamps) -- Thomas Keeling). Second edition.

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    ADAMS, George (1750-95). Astronomical and Geographical Essays. London: R. Hindmarsh, 1790. 8° (212 x 132mm). Engraved frontispiece, 21 folding engraved plates (frontispiece cut and laid down, title and frontispiece quite spotted, elsewhere lightly spotted). Contemporary half calf (rear cover detached, worn). Provenance: British Astronomical Association (stamps) -- Thomas Keeling). Second edition.

    With: the same author's A Treatise describing the Construction, and Explaining the Use of New Celestial and Terrestial Globes.(London, 1769) (lacking covers, spine scuffed, front endpaper detached); LA LANDE, Joseph Jerome le Français de. Astronomie. Paris: la Veuve Desaint, 1771. Volumes I-III only (of 4). (worn, some covers detached). Provenance: House of Commons Library (armorials on covers and bookplate). Second edition. (5)


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