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Lot 1: [Astronomy] Laplace's System of the World

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [Astronomy]  Laplace's System of the World
  • [Astronomy]  Laplace's System of the World
  • [Astronomy]  Laplace's System of the World
  • [Astronomy]  Laplace's System of the World
  • [Astronomy]  Laplace's System of the World
  • [Astronomy]  Laplace's System of the World
  • [Astronomy]  Laplace's System of the World
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Description: Laplace, Pierre Simon. THE SYSTEM OF THE WORLD. London: Richard Phillips, 1809. 2 vol. 8vo. [2], viii, 379, [1]; [2], iii, [1], 375, [1] pp. Note that the advertisement leaves in first volume are bound incorrectly after the contents leaves (rather than before.) Bound in presentation binding from the Royal Military College, rebacked, boards with some cracking, loss at corners, later gilt stamp of John Crerar library, and other light wear. Front blank with early presentation inscription, dated June, 1830, "Presented to Gentleman Cadet Henry W. Paget for Attention to, and Progression, Mathematics." Library stamp to each title verso, one leaf with small marginal paper repair, else clean overall and Very Good. ************************************* First edition in English of Laplace's important work on astronomy. Provenance: Pastedowns with cancelled label from the John Crerar Collection, engraved bookplate of Henry William Paget (1st Marquess of Anglesey), and bookplate of the John Crerar library (cancelled.)

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