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Tables astronomiques, dressées et mises en lumière par les ordres et par la magnificence de Louis le Grand : dans lesquelles on donne les mouvemens du Soleil, de la Lune, & des autres Planetes : la position des principales Étoiles fixes : la Méthode du Calcul Astronomique : la Description, la Construction, & l'Usage des Instrumens de l'Astronomie pratique moderne : et plusieurs Problemes utiles d'Astronomie et de Géographie : au Méridien de l'Observatoire Royal de Paris, sans lequel les Observations qui leur ont servi de fondement ont ete faites.


A Paris: Chez Montalant 1735. First Edition. [4], [v]-XX, 198, [2], 83, [1] pages. Plus 4 folding engraved plates in rear. Complete. 4to. Full leather with marbled endpapers. A binding copy with spine perished. Disbound, with front board and endpaper detached. A wide margined copy with dampstaining throughout. One plate fold browned and brittle needing conservation. Sticker "Paris Librairie Centrale Des Sciences Rue de Seine, 13" on front pastedown endpaper. Fair. Disbound. [24012]


The third edition published in Paris in 1735. The first two editions were published in Latin in 1687-1702 and 1727 ("Tabulæ astronomicæ Ludovici Magni in quibus Solis") Wonderful engraving of the moon on one plate. Title in English (via google) : "Astronomical tables, upright and highlighted by the orders and the magnificence of Louis the Great, in which one gives the motions of the Sun, Moon, and Planets of the other: the position of the principal fixed stars: Astronomical Calculation Method : Description, Construction, & the Use of Instrumens modern practice Astronomy and several useful problems of Astronomy and Geography: Meridian at the Royal Observatory of Paris, without which the observations that served them foundation were made."   This translation is regarded by the author as a third edition of the original Latin work.

Houzeau & Lancaster 12780. Houzeau 1972. The 1727 edition found in the Printed Catalogues of the Library of the Royal Astronomical Society (Luther, Martino:2006)


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