FLAMSTEED, John (1646-1719)-
Historiae Coelestis Britannicae. Edited by James Hodgson
Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked, some chipping to covers). 8, 40, 420 (the last 8pp. misnumbered),  (errata); , 573, , 70,  (errata); , 164,  [‘Ad lectorem’], 76, 83, , 103, . Engraved frontispiece portrait by G. Vertue after T. Gibson, 8 engraved plates (5 in vol. 1, 2 in vol. III) and one full-page illustration, engraved headpieces by L. du Guernier after J.B. Catenaro.
FIRST COMPLETE EDITION of Flamsteed’s astronomical observations and star catalogue, containing the results of many important observations. In this work the author calculated with unprecedented accuracy the positions of 3000 stars, having ‘eliminated all uncertainties caused by parallax, refraction, and latitude’ (DSB).
Some browning, quires A-O of vol. II wormed at bottom margin. Otherwise good and clean copy.
Provenance: Arthur Frank
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