Paris:: Hachette, 1875., 1875. Sm. 8vo. viii, 373,  pp. [note: some pages misnumbered]. 3 celestial maps, 84 engravings; lightly foxed. Contemporary quarter crimson gilt-stamped leather, brick-red blind-stamped cloth, raised bands. Prize bookplate: "Ecole professionnelle Loritz. Annee 1876; Prix de Bonne Conduite … Le Directeur, Tabellion." Near fine. Fifth edition. An introduction to astronomy by one of the great popular science writers of the late 19th century, with chapters on "The Milky Way", "Saturn", "Jupiter", "The Comets", etc.
(Inventory #: SW1068)
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