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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. This is a reprint of the original work published in 1663. We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. The book is printed in black and white. Illustrations if any are also in black and white. Re-sized. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. Fold-outs if any not included. This is a reprint of a very old book so there might be some imperfections like blurred pages poor images or missing pages which we were not able to remove. If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. Printed on acid free paper. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. Original Publisher: ex typographia Angeli Bernabò Language: Latin Pages: 445. Seller Inventory # S990000238937

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. This is a reprint of the original work published in 1663. We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. The book is printed in black and white. Illustrations if any are also in black and white. Re-sized. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. Fold-outs if any not included. This is a reprint of a very old book so there might be some imperfections like blurred pages poor images or missing pages which we were not able to remove. If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. Printed on acid free paper. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. Original Publisher: ex typographia Angeli Bernabò Language: Latin Pages: 448. Seller Inventory # S990000238936

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. 441 Lang: - Latin, Pages 441, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1663]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Latin. Seller Inventory # PB1111007222318

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. 445 Lang: - Latin, Pages 445, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1663]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Latin. Seller Inventory # PB1111007222229

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. 445 Lang: - Latin, Pages 445, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1663]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Latin. Seller Inventory # PB1111006480818

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. This is a reprint of the original work published in 1663. We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. The book is printed in black and white. Illustrations if any are also in black and white. Re-sized. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. Fold-outs if any not included. This is a reprint of a very old book so there might be some imperfections like blurred pages poor images or missing pages which we were not able to remove. If the book is a multi volume set then this is only a single volume. We are proud to offer numerous titles all at incredible prices with worldwide delivery to over 100 countries. Printed on acid free paper. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. Original Publisher: ex typographia Angeli Bernabò Language: Latin Pages: 469. Seller Inventory # S990000238938

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About this Item: 2018. Softcover. Condition: New. 467 Lang: - Latin, Pages 467, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1663]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Latin. Seller Inventory # PB1111007088044

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1663 edition. Language: Latin. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: ex typographia Angeli Bernabò 441 pages. Seller Inventory # 457355040

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1663 edition. Language: Latin. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: ex typographia Angeli Bernabò 445 pages. Seller Inventory # 457355039

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1663 edition. Language: Latin. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: ex typographia Angeli Bernabò 467 pages. Seller Inventory # 457355041

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2017. SoftCover. Condition: New. Reprinted from 1663 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 454128832

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About this Item: 2018. LEATHER BOUND. Condition: New. 441 Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1663]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - Latin, Pages 441, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. Language: Latin. Seller Inventory # LB11007222318

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About this Item: 2018. Leather Bound. Condition: New. 445 Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1663]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - Latin, Pages 445, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. Language: Latin. Seller Inventory # LB11006480818

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About this Item: 2018. LEATHER BOUND. Condition: New. 445 Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1663]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - Latin, Pages 445, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. Language: Latin. Seller Inventory # LB11007222229

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About this Item: 2018. LEATHER BOUND. Condition: New. 467 Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1663]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - Latin, Pages 467, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. Language: Latin. Seller Inventory # LB11007088044

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2018. Leather Bound. Condition: NEW. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners. Reprinted from 1663 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. Sewing binding for longer life, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of binding It can also be open wide. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. 445 pages. Seller Inventory # LB457355039

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2018. Leather Bound. Condition: NEW. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners. Reprinted from 1663 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. Sewing binding for longer life, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of binding It can also be open wide. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. 441 pages. Seller Inventory # LB457355040

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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2018. Leather Bound. Condition: NEW. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners. Reprinted from 1663 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. Sewing binding for longer life, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of binding It can also be open wide. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. 467 pages. Seller Inventory # LB457355041

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FRANCISCI LEVERAE ROMANI PRODROMUS UNIVERSAE ASTRONOMIAE RESTITUITAE: LEVERA Francesco (attivo

About this Item: EX TYPOGRAPHIA ANGELI BERNABO', 1663. Rilegato. Condition: discreto. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida; dorso a 3 nervi rilevati con autore e titolo manoscritti sottostanti a etichetta cartacea con numeri di allocazione. 1 carta bianca; magnifica antiporta figurata; 8 pagine non numerate, compreso il frontespizio con titolo, fregio tipografico, ritagliato il bordo inferiore di ca. 2 cm di altezza per cassare antiche firme di possesso di cui si intravedono le tracce, tracce di un timbro ovale di colore viola di cui si intravede solo il contorno. 417-(15) pagine numerate; all'ultima pagina, dati di colophon. Alla carta E1, antico timbro tondo abraso, traspare uno stemma nobiliare. All'interno, capolettera e fregi tipografici; testo su due colonne. Prima edizione di un compendio sull'astronomia e l'astrologia. L'autore, nella sua prefazione, si applica alla ricerca delle cause che rendono le tavole astronomiche presenti così poco in accordo, e che le effemeridi costruite su queste varie tabelle fanno sì che tanti annunci siano contraddetti dalle osservazioni. La prima di queste cause, a suo avviso, è l'ignoranza dei movimenti del Sole; la durata dell'anno era scarsamente determinata, cosicché né Longomontano né Keplero potevano fare buone tavole per i pianeti. Quindi, per riformare completamente l'astronomia, inizierà con il Sole e ci offrirà i frutti di quaranta anni di ricerca. È convinto che l'astronomia sia stata coltivata con grande successo dai Babilonesi e dagli Egiziani, prima che il mare avesse invaso gran parte del territorio dell'Egitto. Cfr. Houzeau/ Lancaster 8763 and 13875: "Examen critique de la reforme gregorienne du calendrier." Esemplare in discrete condizioni, lembo superiore del piatto anteriore della legatura rosicato per qualche centimetro di larghezza e 1 di altezza; piccola traforatura a quello inferiore; crepe e piccole lacune alla pergamena che ricopre il dorso; fenditura alla parte superiore della cerniera anteriore; piccola traforatura di tarlo al centro del margine interno di poche carte centrali; qualche macchia e sporadiche lievi fioriture. Seller Inventory # 2092

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HEVELIUS, Johannes

Published by Johann Zacharias Stoll, Danzig (1690)

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About this Item: Johann Zacharias Stoll, Danzig, 1690. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. (1) double-page engraved allegorical title, (10) ff. (including general half-title and title), 1 engraved author portrait (here bound at front of volume), 142 pp, single-page engraved plate A* bound opposite p. 96 as usual, engraved headpiece and initial, woodcut headpieces, tailpiece and initials. Bound 18th-century speckled pasteboards, gold stamped title label on spine, red sprinkled edges. Rubbing to spine and boards, head & tail frayed. Canceled library from the Herzoglicher S. Meiningischer Bibliothek stamp on verso of title page of Annus Climactericus, minor marginal mends to a handful of leaves, the planisphere plates a bit toned, both with a marginal repair near gutter. Generally a large and fresh copy. Excellent. [Bound after:] ____. Johannis Hevelii Annus Climactericus, sive Rerum uranicarum observationum annus quadragesimus nonus. Danzig, Sumptibus auctoris, typis D. F. Rhetii, 1685. (6) ff., 24 pp., 196 pp., with (7) plates labeled A-G (one of which is folding), engraved device on half-title, engraved headpiece vignette, astronomical woodcuts in text, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials. [Bound with:] ____. Catalogus stellarum fixarum ex observationibus multorum annorum. Danzig, Johann Zacharias Stoll, 1687. 143-350 pp., (1) f. [And with:] ____. Firmamentum Sobiescianum, sive Uranographia, totum coelum stellatum. Danzig, Johann Zacharias Stoll, 1690 [frontispiece dated 1687]. (1) f. title, 1 double-page engraved allegorical title dated 1687 (here bound at the front of the volume), 21 pp., (1) p. circular engraved vignette, with engraved headpiece vignette, (2) oversized folding plates of planispheres, lightly age-toned & 54 double-page engraved plates of the constellations in excellent fresh impressions. Rare first edition of Hevelius¿ star atlas, along with the Introduction (Prodromus) and the catalogue of stars, together as issued: a fundamental text in the history of astronomy and a spectacular illustrated book. The Firmamentum Sobiescianum is considered the most detailed and influential celestial atlas of its time, both in the formation of subsequent atlases and in the production of celestial globes: ¿Contemporary globes, such as those by G. C. Einmart, and Gerhard and Leonhard Valk, often acknowledge Hevelius as their source. Later constellation outlines and draftsmanship also owed much to the Uranographia¿ (North, DSB VI.364). Warner describes Hevelius as ¿An outstanding astronomical observer whose private observatory in Danzig (Gdansk) was for many years the best in Europe.¿ His Uranographia is one of the very few star atlases actually produced by a professional working astronomer of international stature, rather than a map publisher or popularizer of astronomy (e.g., Piccolomini, Bayer, Doppelmayr, Homann, Cellarius, etc.). The Catalogus gives the precise position in the sky of each star according to specific mathematical coordinates¿information essential to the practicing astronomer¿and the Prodromus sets out the technology and methodology associated with producing the catalogue of fixed stars (see Brigham Young, #16). The manuscript of the Prodromus astronomiae was saved from the fire at Hevelius¿ observatory in 1679¿one of the few items to survive from the wide range of the texts and scientific instruments he designed. The star atlas contains 73 constellations, of which 12 are introduced here by Hevelius himself. His discoveries include the Scutum Sobiescianum (the shield of Sobieski, i.e., the shield with which King Jan III of Poland defended Europe against the Turks, and which Hevelius so named to acknowledge the latter¿s financial support); the ¿Lynx¿, a grouping of very faint stars named because one needed the sharp eyes of this animal in order to see them; and the ¿Sextans¿, which he called after one of the many astronomical instruments he designed. Seller Inventory # 5558

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Prodromus Astronomiae, exhibens fundamenta, quae tam ad: HEVELIUS, Johannes

About this Item: Danzig, David Friedrich Rhetius for the author, 1685, 1690. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Together 4 vols in one, folio (396 x 233 mm), Prodromus: [x] 142, with double-page engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of Hevelius, engraved headpiece of astronomical instruments, and engraved plate ‘A*’ at p 96; Catalogus: 143-350 [2], with engraving in text on p 347; Firmamentum: pp 21 [1], with double-page engraved frontispiece dated 1687, engraved head- and tailpiece, 54 double-page engraved plates, and 2 large folding engraved planispheres; Annus climactericus: pp [xii] 24; 196, with engraved device on half-title, astronomical woodcuts in text, and 7 engraved plates, one folding, labelled A-G; portrait and Firmamentum engraved title bound at front of vol, minor ink stain in margin of portrait, a very attractive, fresh copy in eighteenth-century German patterned boards. First edition of Hevelius’s great star atlas, together with his Prodromus and Star Catalogue, as issued, and including the Annus Climactericus, normally found on its own. Hevelius’ star atlas was one of the few such actually produced by a professional working astronomer, as distinct from a map publisher or amateur populariser such as Piccolomini, Bayer, Cellarius, Doppelmayr, etc. It set the standard for celestrial cartography and was the source for the production of celestial globes, such as those by Einmart and Gerehard and Leonhard Valk. The star atlas contains 73 constellations, of which 12 were introduced here for the first time by Hevelius. The star maps were drawn by Andreas Stech and engraved by Charles de La Haye, though North has suggested that, based on Hevelius’ known involvement in making the plates for his other works, he had a hand in these as well. The frontispiece of the Prodromus depicts the author, Ptolemy, Brahe, Ulugh Berg, the Landgrave of Hesse and Riccioli seated around a table with Uranus in the centre. ‘The Prodromus contains the fundamental technology and methodology associated with the production of the Catalogus Stellarum’ (ibid). ‘The [latter] is a catalogue of 1,564 stars arranged alphabetically under constellation names and by stellar magnitude within constellations. Latitude, longitude, right ascension, and declination are given’ (J.D. North in DSB). John Flamsteed reprinted this catalogue, differently arranged, as volume three of his Historia coelestis, 1725. The present volume also contains the Annus Climactericus, the last treatise Hevelius published during his lifetime and a work rarely found bound with the Firmamentum Sobiescianum. A compilation of his observational data and scientific contributions between 1679 and 1685, the Annus Climactericus is essentially a continuation of his 1679 Machinae coelestis pars posterior, with the additional notes on his collaboration with the young Edmond Halley and the latest salvo in his battle with Robert Hooke over the superior observational accuracy of open versus telescopic sights. The work contains 7 fine full-page etchings (one of which is folding) – executed by Hevelius himself – illustrating various lunar occultations and eclipses, the comets of 1680 and 1682, and the solar eclipse of 1684, as well as smaller astronomical rendering in the tables. In the preface, Hevelius describes his observatory's conflagration which famously destroyed his instruments and many of his books and manuscripts. The ancient astrological notion of ‘climacteric years’, from which the title is taken, deals with inauspicious years occurring in multiples of 7, and Hevelius notes that the catastrophic fire happened in the forty-ninth [7 x 7] year of his career as an astronomer. He named the constellation Sextans in memory of his lost instruments. Provenance: stamp of the Duk of Sachsen-Meining on verso of first title BL 17th c German H1022; Johannes Hevelius and his Catalog of Stars, Brigham Young University 1971, nos 15, 16, 17, 18; Kenney 83 (Firmamentum only); Warner p 113 n. 8 (Firmamentum only). Seller Inventory # 4037

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