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J. J. L. De Lalande Astronomie 3 volumes Paris Desaint 1771
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J. J. L. De Lalande Astronomie 3 volumes Paris Desaint 1771

Detailed work about astronomy in French by Joseph Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande: 'Astronomie ...', volumes 1-3, second edition, illustrated with several copper engravings, printed in Paris, Desaint, 1771.

SIZE:
each book about h 27.5 cm x w 21.5 cm x d 8.5 cm

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Detailed work about astronomy in French by Joseph Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande: 'Astronomie ...', volumes 1-3, second edition, illustrated with several copper engravings, printed in Paris, Desaint, 1771.

TITLE:
"Astronomie, Par M. de La Lande, Lecteur Royal en Mathématiques; de l'Académie Royale de Sciences de Paris; de celles de Londres, de Pétersbourg, de Berlin, de Stockholm, de Bologne, &x. Censeur Royal. Seconde Édition revue et augmentée. Tome premier. (Tome second. Tome Troisieme.) A Paris, Chez la Veuve Desaint, rue du Foin Saint Jacques. M. DCC. LXXI. Avec Privilege du Roi."

AUTHOR:
Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande (1732 – 1807) gained an excellent reputation as astronomer, he studied astronomy under Delisle, he was elected as a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences and as director of the Berlin Observatory. He furthermore was an adjunct astronomer to the French Academy of Sciences as well as the chair of astronomy in the Collège de France.

PRINT:
Paris, Desaint, 1771

DESCRIPTION:
3 detailed volumes in French about astronomy by Joseph Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande. This work is the second edition, printed in Paris in 1771 and is an extraordinary opus regarding the field of astronomy, the several copper engravings show among others telescopes, a world map, a map of the moon and further astronomical illustrations as well as calculation charts . The fourth volume was only published in 1781 and is not included.

BINDING:
- brochure of the time

SIZE:
each book about h 27.5 cm x w 21.5 cm x d 8.5 cm

ILLUSTRATION:
- 42 folded copper engravings

COLLATION:
VOLUME I:
- 2 blank leaves
- 28 leaves foreword
- 304 leaves content (numbered pages 1-608)
- 5 folded copper engravings
- 124 leaves with tables and charts (numbered pages 1-248)
VOLUME II:
- 2 blank leaves
- 415 leaves content (numbered pages 1-830)
- 1 blank leaf
- 23 folded copper engravings
VOLUME III:
- 2 blank leaves
- 420 leaves content (numbered pages 1-840)
- 14 folded copper engravings
- every volume is complete!

CONDITION:
- in good till satisfying condition
BINDING:
- spines missing, volume 3 with defects in the front cover
- binding defective and partly broken
PAPER:
- good paper quality
- slightly stains, slightly browning
- some margin defects
- engraving 15 with large tear in the upper part
- uncut, leaves still connected in the upper margin

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