LA CAILLE, Nicolas-Louis de. Leçons élémentaires d'astronomie géométrique et physique.
Paris, H. L. Guérin & L. F. Delatour, 1761.
8vo (198x124 mm), vi--(2)-415 pages and 9 folding plates. binding : Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece, red edges. Very fresh copy. Two corners chipped.
This book was written by Nicolas-Louis de La caille (1713-1762), one of the most important French astronomers of the 18th century and a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences.
A very good copy.
provenance: "a Jean-Baptiste Becquerel - a Amiens" (handwritten note on the first white endleaf).
Price : 250 €