ARAGO, François.

Annuaire pour l'an 1842,

Présenté au Roi, par les Bureau des Longitudes. 2e Édition, augmentée de notices scientifiques.

Paris: Bachelier, 1842 Stock Code: 141018
£500.00

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Notes

Second edition, the only procurable one, presentation copy inscribed by Arago on the title page to "James Watt, de la part de son ami F. Arago". The recipient is James Watt (17691848), son of the renowned Scottish inventor of the same name for whom Arago wrote his Historical Eloge, which was read at the Academy of Sciences in 1834.

The French astronomer and scientist, François Arago (1786-1853), published these annuaires from the mid-1820s until his death. The present volume features an extensive notice on the life and works of Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, who discovered Uranus in 1781.

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Description

Duodecimo (137 x 83 mm). Finely bound in near-contemporary brown calf, titles in gilt direct to spine, floral motifs in gilt to spine, boards with blind-stamped floral decorations within single gilt fillet frame, floral motifs to turn-ins in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, green silk page-marker.

Illustrations

Charts and tables, and 55 pp. of publisher's advertisements at end.

Condition

A touch rubbed, light foxing throughout; a very good copy.

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