Lot 172 of 446:
Marpon & Flammarion's Lands of Heaven, 1884  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$270
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Les Terres du Ciel Voyage Astronomique sur Les Autres Mondes et Description Astronomique des Conditions Actuelles de la Vie sur les Diverse Planetes du Systeme Solaire. Ouvrage illustre de Photographie celestes, Vues telescopiques, Cartes et nombreuses Figures

Author:
Flammarion, Camille

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Marpon, C & E. Flammarion, editors

Date:
1884

Description:

[6], 769, [5]. Illustrated with 8 plates, including two mounted lunar photographs. (4to) 27.6x18.8 cm (10¾x7½"), rebound in modern morocco backed marbled boards, decorations and lettering on spine in gilt, raised bands; marbled endpapers.

First published in 1877 under a slightly different title. The illustrations include two impressive mounted photographs of the moon, the first showing the moon at about three-quarter phase, and the second illustrating several lunar craters and mountains. Contemporary advertisement for a telescope endorsed by Flammarion laid in near front.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Touches of wear to leather and boards, edges lightly rubbed, bottom corners bumped; front hinge cracked, marginal foxing and toning, interior bright throughout; very good.


 
Item number:
312901
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