Association Copies Astronomy: Herschel (Sir J.F. Wm.) Obser...





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Astronomy: Herschel (Sir J.F. Wm.) Observations of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, made at Slough, with a Twenty-feet Reflector, between the years 1825 and 1833. PPs. 359-505. Lg. 4to [L.] 1833. With some m/ss corrections & notes, also with 4pp of figures added at end, front blank inscribed 'Observatory, Birr Castle' cloth stained; also with article on 'Telescope' extracted from an encyclopaedia pp117-145, inscribed on front loose flyleaf 'The Earl of Rosse with Sir J. Herschel's Compliments,' orig. boards; and Smyth (Capt. W.H.) Supplement to the Description of an Astrological Clock, Belonging to the Society of Antiquaries, 4to Lond. 1851. Pages 1-20, engd. full page plt. & text illus., orig. wrappers, front cover inscribed 'To the Countess of Rosse with the Author's Respects,' As a lot, w.a.f. (3)

Provenance:  Birr Castle Estate

Auction Date: 30th May 2023 at 10:30am

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