London, South Kensington
8 April 2009
COSTARD, George (1710-82). The History of Astronomy, with its application to Geography, History, and Chronology; Occasionally Exemplified by the Globes. London: James Lister, 1767. 4° (280 x 225mm). Half title, diagrams, errata leaf at end (light mainly marginal staining and spotting). Original boards (some staining, extremities rubbed). Provenance: "Malcolm [illegible name] 1931, from -- [excised inscription, laid down] Yours, with all good Wishes, Randall Davies"; pencil annotation on rear pastedown; loosely-inserted monochrome photograph of an observatory, stamped "Richard F. Riding ... Southport" on verso. FIRST EDITION.
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