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8 October 1999
BION, Nicolas. L'usage des globes cleste et terrestre, et des sphres suivant les diffrens systmes du monde, Paris: Jacques Guerin & Nyon fils, 1751. 8, 48 engraved plates and maps, one folding letterpress table (a few leaves lightly browned, a few light spots), contemporary marbled calf, morocco lettering-piece, spine gilt in compartments (extremities lightly rubbed).
Sixth edition. Bion (cs. 1652-1733) "published three important treatises on globes and cosmography, on astrolabes, and on precision instruments in general. These writings had great success and went into many editions" (DSB). Wellcome II, p. 169.
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