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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 52

    HERSCHEL, Carolina. Catalogue of Stars, taken from Mr. Flamsteed's Observations contained in the second volume of the Historia Coelestis, and not inserted in the British Catalogue ... With Introductory and Explanatory Remarks to Each of them. By Willima Herschel. London: Peter Elmsly, 1798. 2° (425 x 255mm). Tables (a few leaves with marginal staining, some light spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: "Bibliotheca Bathoniensis Libris Frederici Shum" (armorial bookplate) -- Henry Fillis (presentation inscription dated 1924 dated 1924) -- "Rare Bath Book" (early inscription at head of title). FIRST EDITION.

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    HERSCHEL, Carolina. Catalogue of Stars, taken from Mr. Flamsteed's Observations contained in the second volume of the Historia Coelestis, and not inserted in the British Catalogue ... With Introductory and Explanatory Remarks to Each of them. By Willima Herschel. London: Peter Elmsly, 1798. 2° (425 x 255mm). Tables (a few leaves with marginal staining, some light spotting and staining). Contemporary half calf (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: "Bibliotheca Bathoniensis Libris Frederici Shum" (armorial bookplate) -- Henry Fillis (presentation inscription dated 1924 dated 1924) -- "Rare Bath Book" (early inscription at head of title). FIRST EDITION.


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