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James South - Observations of the Apparent istances and Positions of 458 Double and Triple Stars ... 1823, 1824, - 1826

James South - Observations of the Apparent istances and Positions of 458 Double and Triple Stars ... 1823, 1824, - 1826

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James South - Observations of the Apparent istances and Positions of 458 Double and Triple Stars ... 1823, 1824, - 1826
Astronomy - Quantity: 1 - Book

Observations of the apparent distances and positions of 458 double and triple Stars, made in the years 1823, 1824, and 1825; together with a re-examination of 36 Stars of the same description. the distances and positions of which were communicated in a former Memoir. By James South, Esq. F.R.S. Read November 17, 1825 (drop-head title, from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year MDCCCXXVI part I printed at the expense of the Board of Longitude.)

1826 First Edition, London : ‘Printed by W. Nicol, successor to ...

pp: 391, xviii, [1 errata]. Separately paginated offprint from Philosophical Transactions.

Borderline quarto/folio (292mm X 236mm) sized volume in original publishers blue paper wrappers and printed spine label, rough-cut edges. An entirely unopened copy.

Very Good overall condition. Fragile wrappers showing lower corner creasing and loss to spine-ends, paper label partially detached yet is complete. Sturdy block with clear, crisp and unopened leaves - initial seven leaves have lower corner creases, and there is a light brown stain to the upper margins of approximately half the leaves that gradually increase towards the rear - text is not affected, although the tops of some tables at the rear are. Title-page has a pencilled inscription stating: “For this catalogue of double stars South was awarded the Copley medal of the Royal Society - D.S.B., 12. 552”

Weight (with sturdy packaging): 1.5-2Kg approx.

Please also note: fully insured delivery in sturdy packaging that does actually protect the contents.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Astronomy
Author/ Illustrator
James South
Book Title
Observations of the Apparent istances and Positions of 458 Double and Triple Stars ... 1823, 1824,
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1826
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Softback
Number of pages
391
Dimensions
292×236 mm
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