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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    STARS -- Francis WOLLASTON (1731-1815). Fasciculus Astronomicus, containing Observations of the Northern Circumpolar Region; together with some account of the instrument with which they were made. London: G. Wilkie and D. Bremner, 1800. 4° (271 x 215mm). Tables (some mainly marginal browning and staining, mainly to the title and contents leaf and towards the end, blank corner of one leaf torn away). Contemporary black half calf (worn, upper cover detached, lacking spine).

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    STARS -- Francis WOLLASTON (1731-1815). Fasciculus Astronomicus, containing Observations of the Northern Circumpolar Region; together with some account of the instrument with which they were made. London: G. Wilkie and D. Bremner, 1800. 4° (271 x 215mm). Tables (some mainly marginal browning and staining, mainly to the title and contents leaf and towards the end, blank corner of one leaf torn away). Contemporary black half calf (worn, upper cover detached, lacking spine).

    With 19 other of related interest including Caroline Herschel's 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 (London, 1798), John F. W. Herschel's A General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (London, 1864) and Francis Cranmer Penrose's On a Method of Predicting by Graphical Construction Occultations of Stars by the Moon, and Solar Eclipses, for any given place (2 copies, London, 1869 and 1902, FIRST and second editions). (20)


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