chef-d'oeuvre, and is now very rare, very few of the 250 copies printed ever happening for sale; it is moreover noteworthy as the first great scientific work issued in the United States"). (4)" /> LAPLACE, PIERRE SIMON DE, <I>Marquis.</I> Mécanique Céleste... Translated, with a Commentary by Nathaniel Bowditch. Boston, 1829-1839. <I>4 volumes, 4to, rebound in buckram; ex-library set (Library of Congress Duplicate).</I> Brunet III:834; See PMM 252; Sotheran I, 2444 ("the only English translation of Laplace's <I>chef-d'oeuvre</I>, and is now very rare, very few of the 250 copies printed ever happening for sale; it is moreover noteworthy as the first great scientific work issued in the United States"). (4) | Christie's