17 June 2008
COSTARD, George (1710-1782). The History of Astronomy, with it's Application to Geography, History, and Chronology; Occasionally Exemplified by the Globes. London: Printed by James Lister for J. Newberry, 1767.
4o (280 x 222 mm). Half-title, errata leaf. 2 full-page diagrams on one leaf, diagrams in text. Original boards, uncut, partially unopened (worn). Provenance: H. Bateman (contemporary ownership signature on half-title); Harrison D. Horblit (bookplate; his sale Sotheby's London, 11 June 1974, lot 249).
FIRST EDITION. Costard's history was designed to show students how to research and investigate astronomy and served as a collection of problems illustrating the application of astronomy to history, geography, and other forms of science.
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