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Historia Cometarum, a Diluvio usque ad praesentem annum vulgaris Epochae a Christo nato 1665. . . . 1666. [With]: Theatri Cometici Exitus de Significatione Cometarum.

By: LUBIENIECKI, Stanislaw (1623-1675).

Price: $15,995.00

Publisher: Amsterdam,, 1666-8.: 1666

Seller ID: SS13402


Volume two, Parts II & III. Folio. [xii], 464; [3], 78, [6] pp. Collation: [ ]2, (*)4, A4 [i.e. A3-4], B4-3H4, 3I6, 3K4-3M4 ; [ ]2, A-I4, K6. With 2 a full allotment of 26 HAND-COLORED PLATES ON COMETS, CONSTELLATIONS, DIAGRAMS OF ORBITS, ETC., INCLUDING 2 HAND-COLORED TITLE-PAGES (copperplate engravings by Bastiaen [Sebastiaan, or Sebastiaen] Stopendael [Stopendaal], 1637-1693/1707?) after M. Scheits, 1 hand-colored portrait of JOANNES ERNESTUS DE RAUTENSTEIN, 2 hand-colored double-page plates, and 21 full-page hand-colored plates, by Stopendaal, Gerardi, Gerritsz and others after M.C. Iseniu... View more info

Om kometbanernes indbyrdes beliggenhed. Besvarelse af Universitetets Prisopgave for 1860. . ..

By: MOHN, Henrik (1835-1916).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Christiania:, B. M. Bentzens, 1861.: 1861

Seller ID: S6371


4to. viii, 52 pp. 8 tables, 2 folding plates, Printed wrappers; top cover loose. Ms. notation on top cover. Very good. FIRST EDITION. "Mohn became interested in science during his first year at the University of Christiana, where in 1858 he received his master's degree in mineralogy. Soon afterward he wrote a prize essay on the position of cometary orbits and became assistant professor of astronomy. In 1866 he was appointed director of the new Norwegian Meteorological Institute, which under his guidance grew into an important organization with 50 stations all over the country. From 1866 t... View more info