Astronomie Pratique. Usage et Composition de la Connaissance des Temps. Ouvrage destine Aux Astronomes, aux Marins et aux Ingenieurs.
by FRANCOEUR, Louis-Benjamin (1773-1849).
Paris:: Bachelier, 1840., 1840. 8vo. xv, , 528 pp. 4 folding plates. Marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine; upper joint reinforced with kozo, foxing. Early neat pen marginalia, ownership signatures of G. Pearry[?], 1843; V.G. Plarr, esq., 1904. King's College rubberstamp on title. Very good. Second edition. Francoeur was a professor of mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique, who made his name as a writer of popular science texts. PROVENANCE: Victor Gustave Plarr (1863-1931), was librarian of the Royal College of Surgeons, from 1897.
(Inventory #: RW1436)
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