Bruxelles [Brussels], Kiessling et Compagnie, 1862. Folio (29.5 x 24.2 cm). 24 pp. (including title); 12 mostly hand-coloured lithographed plates, of which nine with transparent coloured paper pasted over cut outs. Original green blind-stamped cloth portfolio with gilt title on the front board.
The fine plates show constellations of planets, but also detailed views of the sun, moon and planets. Several plates were designed to have an illuminating effect when held up against a lamp. Rare and decorative set of plates, very handsome. Portfolio flaps with some wear at folds. Front strap not present. Scattered spotting to the text volume; the plates generally clean, with all the translucent leaves intact. A fine, complete set in a beautiful original portfolio. Rarely seen in this great condition. De Saint Albin, p. 236.