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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 33

    BAILLY, Jean Sylvain (1736-93). Traité de l'astronomie Indienne et orientale ... à l'histoire de l'astronomie ancienne. Paris: Debure, 1787. 4° (250 x198mm). Half title, tables (some light mainly marginal spotting and browning). Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt (joints split, extremities heavily rubbed, some flaking). Provenance: House of Commons Library (gilt stamped armorial on covers, bookplate and disposal stamp, with ms addition donating the book to the BAA). FIRST EDITION. Houzeau & Lancaster 482.

    Price Realised  

    BAILLY, Jean Sylvain (1736-93). Traité de l'astronomie Indienne et orientale ... à l'histoire de l'astronomie ancienne. Paris: Debure, 1787. 4° (250 x198mm). Half title, tables (some light mainly marginal spotting and browning). Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt (joints split, extremities heavily rubbed, some flaking). Provenance: House of Commons Library (gilt stamped armorial on covers, bookplate and disposal stamp, with ms addition donating the book to the BAA). FIRST EDITION. Houzeau & Lancaster 482.

    With 3 other works by the same author in 5 volumes, Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne ... seconde édition (Paris, 1781), Histoire de l' Astronomie Moderne (Paris, 1785, 3 vols.), uniformly bound in calf with the first named work, and Stelle del Catalogo di Bailly dal Polo Boreale Fino a 50° di Decl. Australe ... Fascicolo I ([n.p.:n.d.], original printed wrappers). (6)


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