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    Sale 2013

    Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library

    17 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 240

    MAUPERTUIS, Pierre Louis Moreau de. The Figure of the Earth, Determined from Observations Made by Order of the French King, At the Polar Circle. London: For T. Cox, et al., 1738.

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    MAUPERTUIS, Pierre Louis Moreau de. The Figure of the Earth, Determined from Observations Made by Order of the French King, At the Polar Circle. London: For T. Cox, et al., 1738.

    8o (203 x 128 mm). Folding engraved map by Delahaye and 9 folding engraved plates (some occasional pale spotting). (Title-page and first few leaves slightly dampstained.) Contemporary calf (some minor staining, head of spine nicked).

    FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of the results of Maupertuis' expedition to Lapland to measure the arc of the meridian. See also previous lot. Sabin 46946.


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