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Astronomical and Geographical Essays, Adams  

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Astronomical and Geographical Essays

Adams, George


Printed by R. Hindmarsh...and sold by the author



xx, 564 pp. Illustrated with 16 folding plates at back. 21x12.5 cm. (8¼x5 in.), rebacked full calf ruled in gilt and tooled in blind with spine titled and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Third Edition.

Astronomical work by Adams, who was perhaps best known for predicting the existence of Neptune.

Lot Amendments

Ex-library; rebacked with some rubbing and staining to covers and extremities; endpapers lightly faded at edges, bookplate of Dorothea Clayton on front pastedown, light water damage along bottom right corners, foxing and toning throughout; overall very good.

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