Provenance: Jena University Library (withdrawal stamp on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Olbers developed a new method for calculating a comet's parabolic orbit. Norman 1610 -- Johann Elert BODE (1747-1826). Von dem neu entdeckten Planeten. Berlin: Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, 1784. 8o (177 x 105 mm.) Engraved folding plate. Contemporary speckled boards. Provenance: Old library stamp (front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Bode, the director of the astronomical observatory in Berlin, gave the name "Uranus" to the planet William Herschel had discovered in 1781. Norman 253. -- Gabriel MOUTON (1618-1694). Observationes diametrorum solis et lunae apparentium... Lyon: Matthieu Liberal, 1670. 4o (230 x 160 mm). Numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporaray sheep (rebacked, old spine laid down). FIRST EDITION. Norman 1560. -- Alexis Claude CLAIRAUT (1713-1765). Thorie du mouvement des comtes... Paris: Michel Lambert, [ca. 1760]. 8o (197 x 123 mm). Contemporary marbled boards. FIRST EDITION. Norman 487. -- Pierre Charles LE MONNIER (1715-1799). Histoire celeste, ou recueil de toutes les observations astronomiques faites par ordre du roi... Paris: Briasson, 1741. 4o (252 x 198 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 6 engraved folding plates. Contemporary calf spine elaborately gilt with red morocco spine label, g.e. FIRST EDITION. "A work encompassing all of the astronomical observations made in France from 1666 to the date of publication" (Norman). Norman 1330. -- William HERSCHEL (1738-1822). "Account of a Comet." In: Philosophical transactions. 71, part I, pp. 492-501. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1781. 4o (268 x 211 mm). 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary half calf (worn). First appearance. Herschel, who discovered Uranus, is the first recorded discoverer of a planet. Dibner Heralds of Science 13; Norman 1058. -- William HERSCHEL. "On the proper Motion of the Sun and Solar System; with an Account of several Changes that have happened among the fixed Stars since the Time of Mr. Flamstead." In: Philosophical transactions 73, part II, pp. 247-283. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1783. 4o (275 x 214 mm). 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary quarter calf, vellum corners (worn). Provenance: John Ord (bookplate). First appearance. Norman 1059. (7) " /> [ASTRONOMY]. -- OLBERS, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias (1758-1840). <I>Abhandlung ber die leichteste und bequemste Methode die Bahn eines Cometen aus einigen Beobachtungen zu berechnen.</I> Weimar: Industrie-Comptoirs, 1797. 8<V>o (196 x 110 mm). Engraved folding plate, numerous tables. Contemporary tree calf gilt, red morocco spine label and gilt initinal "C" at foot of spine. <I>Provenance:</I> Jena University Library (withdrawal stamp on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Olbers developed a new method for calculating a comet's parabolic orbit. Norman 1610 -- Johann Elert BODE (1747-1826). <I>Von dem neu entdeckten Planeten.</I> Berlin: Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, 1784. 8<V>o (177 x 105 mm.) Engraved folding plate. Contemporary speckled boards. <I>Provenance:</I> Old library stamp (front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Bode, the director of the astronomical observatory in Berlin, gave the name "Uranus" to the planet William Herschel had discovered in 1781. Norman 253. -- Gabriel MOUTON (1618-1694). <I>Observationes diametrorum solis et lunae apparentium...</I> Lyon: Matthieu Liberal, 1670. 4<V>o (230 x 160 mm). Numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporaray sheep (rebacked, old spine laid down). FIRST EDITION. Norman 1560. -- Alexis Claude CLAIRAUT (1713-1765). <I>Thorie du mouvement des comtes...</I> Paris: Michel Lambert, [ca. 1760]. 8<V>o (197 x 123 mm). Contemporary marbled boards. FIRST EDITION. Norman 487. -- Pierre Charles LE MONNIER (1715-1799). <I>Histoire celeste, ou recueil de toutes les observations astronomiques faites par ordre du roi...</I> Paris: Briasson, 1741. 4<V>o (252 x 198 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 6 engraved folding plates. Contemporary calf spine elaborately gilt with red morocco spine label, g.e. FIRST EDITION. "A work encompassing all of the astronomical observations made in France from 1666 to the date of publication" (Norman). Norman 1330. -- William HERSCHEL (1738-1822). "Account of a Comet." In: <I>Philosophical transactions.</I> 71, part I, pp. 492-501. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1781. 4<V>o (268 x 211 mm). 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary half calf (worn). First appearance. Herschel, who discovered Uranus, is the first recorded discoverer of a planet. Dibner <I>Heralds of Science</I> 13; Norman 1058. -- William HERSCHEL. "On the proper Motion of the Sun and Solar System; with an Account of several Changes that have happened among the fixed Stars since the Time of Mr. Flamstead." In: <I>Philosophical transactions</I> 73, part II, pp. 247-283. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1783. 4<V>o (275 x 214 mm). 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary quarter calf, vellum corners (worn). <I>Provenance</I>: John Ord (bookplate). First appearance. Norman 1059. (7) | Christie's
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    [ASTRONOMY]. -- OLBERS, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias (1758-1840). Abhandlung ber die leichteste und bequemste Methode die Bahn eines Cometen aus einigen Beobachtungen zu berechnen. Weimar: Industrie-Comptoirs, 1797. 8o (196 x 110 mm). Engraved folding plate, numerous tables. Contemporary tree calf gilt, red morocco spine label and gilt initinal "C" at foot of spine. Provenance: Jena University Library (withdrawal stamp on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Olbers developed a new method for calculating a comet's parabolic orbit. Norman 1610 -- Johann Elert BODE (1747-1826). Von dem neu entdeckten Planeten. Berlin: Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, 1784. 8o (177 x 105 mm.) Engraved folding plate. Contemporary speckled boards. Provenance: Old library stamp (front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Bode, the director of the astronomical observatory in Berlin, gave the name "Uranus" to the planet William Herschel had discovered in 1781. Norman 253. -- Gabriel MOUTON (1618-1694). Observationes diametrorum solis et lunae apparentium... Lyon: Matthieu Liberal, 1670. 4o (230 x 160 mm). Numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporaray sheep (rebacked, old spine laid down). FIRST EDITION. Norman 1560. -- Alexis Claude CLAIRAUT (1713-1765). Thorie du mouvement des comtes... Paris: Michel Lambert, [ca. 1760]. 8o (197 x 123 mm). Contemporary marbled boards. FIRST EDITION. Norman 487. -- Pierre Charles LE MONNIER (1715-1799). Histoire celeste, ou recueil de toutes les observations astronomiques faites par ordre du roi... Paris: Briasson, 1741. 4o (252 x 198 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 6 engraved folding plates. Contemporary calf spine elaborately gilt with red morocco spine label, g.e. FIRST EDITION. "A work encompassing all of the astronomical observations made in France from 1666 to the date of publication" (Norman). Norman 1330. -- William HERSCHEL (1738-1822). "Account of a Comet." In: Philosophical transactions. 71, part I, pp. 492-501. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1781. 4o (268 x 211 mm). 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary half calf (worn). First appearance. Herschel, who discovered Uranus, is the first recorded discoverer of a planet. Dibner Heralds of Science 13; Norman 1058. -- William HERSCHEL. "On the proper Motion of the Sun and Solar System; with an Account of several Changes that have happened among the fixed Stars since the Time of Mr. Flamstead." In: Philosophical transactions 73, part II, pp. 247-283. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1783. 4o (275 x 214 mm). 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary quarter calf, vellum corners (worn). Provenance: John Ord (bookplate). First appearance. Norman 1059. (7)

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    [ASTRONOMY]. -- OLBERS, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias (1758-1840). Abhandlung ber die leichteste und bequemste Methode die Bahn eines Cometen aus einigen Beobachtungen zu berechnen. Weimar: Industrie-Comptoirs, 1797. 8o (196 x 110 mm). Engraved folding plate, numerous tables. Contemporary tree calf gilt, red morocco spine label and gilt initinal "C" at foot of spine. Provenance: Jena University Library (withdrawal stamp on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Olbers developed a new method for calculating a comet's parabolic orbit. Norman 1610 -- Johann Elert BODE (1747-1826). Von dem neu entdeckten Planeten. Berlin: Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, 1784. 8o (177 x 105 mm.) Engraved folding plate. Contemporary speckled boards. Provenance: Old library stamp (front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Bode, the director of the astronomical observatory in Berlin, gave the name "Uranus" to the planet William Herschel had discovered in 1781. Norman 253. -- Gabriel MOUTON (1618-1694). Observationes diametrorum solis et lunae apparentium... Lyon: Matthieu Liberal, 1670. 4o (230 x 160 mm). Numerous woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporaray sheep (rebacked, old spine laid down). FIRST EDITION. Norman 1560. -- Alexis Claude CLAIRAUT (1713-1765). Thorie du mouvement des comtes... Paris: Michel Lambert, [ca. 1760]. 8o (197 x 123 mm). Contemporary marbled boards. FIRST EDITION. Norman 487. -- Pierre Charles LE MONNIER (1715-1799). Histoire celeste, ou recueil de toutes les observations astronomiques faites par ordre du roi... Paris: Briasson, 1741. 4o (252 x 198 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 6 engraved folding plates. Contemporary calf spine elaborately gilt with red morocco spine label, g.e. FIRST EDITION. "A work encompassing all of the astronomical observations made in France from 1666 to the date of publication" (Norman). Norman 1330. -- William HERSCHEL (1738-1822). "Account of a Comet." In: Philosophical transactions. 71, part I, pp. 492-501. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1781. 4o (268 x 211 mm). 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary half calf (worn). First appearance. Herschel, who discovered Uranus, is the first recorded discoverer of a planet. Dibner Heralds of Science 13; Norman 1058. -- William HERSCHEL. "On the proper Motion of the Sun and Solar System; with an Account of several Changes that have happened among the fixed Stars since the Time of Mr. Flamstead." In: Philosophical transactions 73, part II, pp. 247-283. London: Lockyer Davis and Peter Elmsly, 1783. 4o (275 x 214 mm). 3 engraved folding plates. Contemporary quarter calf, vellum corners (worn). Provenance: John Ord (bookplate). First appearance. Norman 1059. (7)


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