Paris:: Librairie Hachette, 1875, 1875. 4to. xii, 470 pp. Frontis., 4 chromolithographic plates, 5 whole-page woodcuts, 75 figs., tables; foxed. Quarter crimson gilt-stamped morocco, blind stamped brick red cloth, all edges gilt. HANDSOME COPY. Very good. A detailed examination of all facets of the study of comets, from superstitions to historical astronomy to modern theories and mathematical projections of periodic comets. With beautiful chromolithographic plates of Donati's Comet, Cheseaux's Comet, and the Large Comet of 1843, and 2 reproductions of Warren De La Rue's photos of the Great Comet of 1861.
(Inventory #: SW1102)
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