Astronomy

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Astronomis...
Bessel, F. W.
Astronomische Untersuchungen. Erster Band [AND] Zweiter Band. [Complete].
Königsberg in Preussen, Gebrüder Bornträger, 1841-1842. Two volumes in one (26.5 x 21.9 cm). 4to. viii, 314; iv, 308 pp. Contemporary style marbled boards. Red morocco label with gilt title on the spine.
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€950.00
Bessel's rare astronomical and mathematical heritage - personally selected
Mémoire su...
Cauchy, A.L.
Mémoire sur les intégrales définies [AND] Mémoire sur la theorie de la propagation des ondes a la surface d'un fluide pesant...
Paris, Academie des Sciences, 1827. 4to (25.5 x 20.0 cm). In a fine contemporary full calf binding. Spine with five raised bands, red and black morocco title vignettes and gilt floral patterns; boards with dentelles; lightly red-speckled edges.
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€1,500.00
Two beautiful mathematical works in a ditto contemporary binding
Miscellane...
Clairaut, J. B., a.o.
Miscellanea Berolinensia ad incrementum scientiarum ex scriptis Societati Regiae Scientiarum exhibitis. Edita, continuatio III, sive Tomus IV. Cum figuris et indice materiarum.
Berolini, Johann Andreas Rüdiger, 1734. Small 4to (20.5 x 16.0 cm). vi, 405 pp.; 11 mostly folded engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.
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€1,250.00
A fine collection of astronomical, geographical, mathematical and other researches
Transitus...
Cook, J.
Transitus Veneris & Mercurii in eorum exitu è disco Solis, 4to mensis Junii & 10mo Novembris, 1769, observatus. Communicated by Capt. James Cook.
London, The Royal Society, 1772. 4to [22.3 (title page 21.5) x 16.9 cm)]. Title page, four pp. Disbound.
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€300.00
Report of James Cook's primary objective: observing the transit of Venus
Mémoires d...
Delaunay, C. et al.
Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France Tome XLI renfermant les mémoires, rapports et documents relatifs a l'observation du passage de Vénus sur le soleil.
Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie., 1874. Large 4to (28.5 x 22.5 cm). Title page, 460 pp., three large, multi-folded maps of the earth, relating to areas where useful observations could be made, and two (one large, folded) plates with observation instruments. Contemporary mottled boards. Printed label on the spine.
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€500.00
Rare papers on the preparation of the 1874 Venus-Sun transit observation, contributing to its success
A letter f...
Flamsteed, J.
A letter from Mr. Flamsteed concerning the eclipses of Saturns satellit's [sic = Jupiter] for the year following 1684, with a catalogue of them, and informations concerning its use.
London, The Royal Society, 1683. 4to (21.5 x 16.4 cm). pp. 404-415, including a three-page catalogue of the visible eclipses. Loose pages, unbound.
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€290.00
A rare paper by Flamsteed on the eclipses of Jupiter
A history...
Gill, D.
A history and description of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1913. Folio (36.5 x 27.5 cm). cxc, 136 pp. Frontispiece with two photos, 58 [11, 16, 23, 5, 3] plates (line drawings and photos; sometimes several "plates" on one sheet), 19 text figures. Folded two-colour sheet of the plan of the observatory, and large folded diagram (i.e. map) of the geodetic triangulation of South Africa and adjacent countries. Original blue embossed cloth. Spine with gilt title.
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€1,250.00
Very rare history of South African astronomy
Astronomic...
Herschel, W.
Astronomical observations on the rotations of the planets round their axes, made with a view to determine whether the Earth's diurnal motion is perfectly equable.
London, The Royal Society, 1781. 4to (22.2 x 17.3 cm). pp. 115-138, two foldout plates. Brown marbled wrappers.
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€350.00
Herschel's new ideas about the rotation of planets
Catalogue...
Herschel, W.
Catalogue of double stars. Read December 9, 1784.
London, The Royal Society, 1785. Large 4to (25.5 x 19.0 cm). Engraved title page, vii, 212 pp. Original grey front wrapper.
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€1,000.00
Herschel's important second catalogue, listing 434 double stars discovered since the delivery of his first catalogue
On the con...
Herschel, W.
On the construction of the heavens.
London, The Royal Society, 1785. 4to (27.4 x 21.1 cm). Engraved title page; 54 pp., and one very large, double folded plate. Later quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt with floral vignettes, and two red morocco labels with gilt title. All edges red.
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€2,500.00
The first serious attempt to determine the shape of the Milky Way
Descriptio...
Herschel, W.
Description of a forty-feet reflecting telescope.
London, The Royal Society of London, 1795. Large 4to (29.5 x 23.2 cm). pp. 347-399, plus 19 folding plates showing a total of 47 figures, including the famous huge foldout plate of this enormous telescope. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards.
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€3,000.00
The original description of the largest telescope of the 18th century, or the eighth wonder of the world”
Der Beglei...
Hohe, F.
Der Begleiter. Wissenschaftliche Tabellen und Notizen mit vier kolorirten Karten. Eine Gedächtnisshife für Jedermann.
München, Friedrich Hohe, 1857. Small 8vo (12.3 x 9.3 cm). viii, 240. Original ruled half cloth over pebbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
A fine copy of a rare and unusual almanac and gazetteer made and published by an unsuccessful painter