Lot 1056: Johann Elert Bode ANLEITUNG ZUR ALLGEMEINEN KENNTNISS DER ERDKUGEL 1804 Antique German Astronomy Titus-Bode Law Fold-Out Plates Map
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Anleitung zur allgemeinen Kenntniss der Erdkugel
Author: Johann Elert Bode - Johann Elert Bode was a German astronomer known for his reformulation and popularization of the Titius–Bode law. Bode determined the orbit of Uranus and suggested the planet's name.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/534 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: Bode's works were highly effective in diffusing a taste for astronomy throughout Germany.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half brown leather and marbled paper-covered boards. Stamped gilt lettering appears on a tan spine label. The exterior shows some edge wear, chipping, and rubbing, mostly mild. The hinges are beginning to crack. The pages exhibit light age toning and scattered light foxing. The book is lacking a rear flyleaf.
There are a number of well-preserved plates at the rear of the volume, including a fold-out map and a fold-out diagram.
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