Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Traité de Mécanique Céleste, vol 1-4, only , vol.1, 2 & 4 first edition, vol
Sold for £320
(Pierre Simon, Marquis de ) Traité de Mécanique Céleste, vol 1-4, only (of 5), vol.1, 2 & 4 first edition, vol.1 & 2 first state with French Republican dates only, vol.3 second edition, half-titles, vol.4 lacks the plate and text after Xx1, vol.1 & 2 early ownership inscriptions and date 99' , small stamps, contemporary half calf, little rubbed, vol.3 light browning at start, contemporary calf, gilt, worn, lower cover and spine loose, spine defective, g.e., vol.4 some spotting, book label at head of title, half vellum, worn, spine missing, covers & first gathering loose, 4to, Paris, 1799-1839-1805.
⁂ Fundamental work on celestial mechanics.
Provenance: 'Bibliotheca Canon. Wiltinensis' , 'Bibliotheca Wiltin'; inscription and stamp (vol.1 & 2); 'A. & M. Kiveliovitch' (vol.4).
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