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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 64

    PUISSANT, Louis (1769-1843). Traité de géodésie, ou exposition des méthodes astronomiques et trigonométriques. Paris: Courcier, 1805. 4° (250 x 198mm). Half title, 10 folding engraved plates (some light spotting, last leaf of errata stained). Contemporary tree calf gilt (spine lightly worn, extremities very rubbed). FIRST EDITION, the second edition was published in 1819, the third in 1842. Brunet IV, 963.

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    PUISSANT, Louis (1769-1843). Traité de géodésie, ou exposition des méthodes astronomiques et trigonométriques. Paris: Courcier, 1805. 4° (250 x 198mm). Half title, 10 folding engraved plates (some light spotting, last leaf of errata stained). Contemporary tree calf gilt (spine lightly worn, extremities very rubbed). FIRST EDITION, the second edition was published in 1819, the third in 1842. Brunet IV, 963.

    LEADBETTER, Charles. The Royal Gauger; or, Gauging made Perfectly Easy ... the fourth edition. London: E. Wicksteed, 1755. 8°. Hand-coloured folding frontispiece, 6 folding plates, one hand-coloured, 2 folding tables (some loss to upper corners of a few leaves at end, some mainly marginal browning and staining). Contemporary calf (rather worn). Provenance: early annotation on endpapers.

    With 9 other mathematical works in 10 volumes. (12)


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