Product Name The Gem of the Astral Sciences, or Mathematics of Celestial Philosophy; with Improved Formulae, and all the Rules of Calculations used Therein: New and Expeditious Tables of Right Ascensions & Declinations of the Planets, and Four Large Copper-Plates,..
Book Condition Binding Copy
Edition Presentation Copy
Publisher London Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1850
Inscription Inscribed By Author
Seller ID 042475
Front board is detached, rear board is nearly detached with heavy wear and chipping to edges of both boards. A Binding copy which contains the four fold-out plates, the first of which is also detached. Text in good condition thought the last addition to text, dated 1850 and titled "Description of Oxley's Pantometric Planispheres of the Zodiac" has a 2" brown stain/deterioration at upper gutter. The lithographic portrait frontispiece bears the author's signature and inscription: "I remain, Dear [Lon?] Your very affectionate Father, 7th August 1849".