First edition of this American astronomical treatise by a Lutheran minister of Berks County, PA, with five plates (of eight called for) engraved by Carl F. Egelmann. Interestingly, where these plates have text, it is in English; the frontispiece quotes Psalm XIX.I as, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handy work." 12mo. viii, 315,  pp.; 5 plts. (of 8). Goedeke, Grundriss zur geschichte der deutschen dichtung aus den quellen, 659. Contemporary quarter sheep over paper-covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; much worn and abraded, with leather cracking at spine and lost at extremities. Lacking three (of eight) plates. Pages age-toned and foxed; back free endpaper and pastedown with pencilled annotations. A "survivor" copy and priced accordingly. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Vollst?ndige Erkl?rung des Calenders, mit ...
Publisher: Johann Ritter & Comp.
Publication Date: 1830
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