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Bessel, F.W.

Publication Date: 1838
Used Condition: Near Fine
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Altona 1838. In German. Issues 365, 366 of the Astronomische Nachrichten, in which Bessel demonstrated his ascertainment of a parallax of o~3t for 61 Cygni, and his calculation of the star's distance from the earth. This was the first such scientific calculation and was described at the time by Herschel as "the greatest and most glorious triumph which practical astronomy has ever witnessed". The leaves in these two issues are printed in double column on each side, and comprise pp.66-95 (each column counts as one page--i.e. each leaf has four pages). 4to., removed from bound volume. In Near Fine condition, with some discoloration along a narrow band at the spine edge of the final page. A landmark in the history of astronomy. Extremely scarce. Bookseller Inventory # a51704

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