CZYNSKI, Jean. Kopernik et ses travaux.
Paris, Jules Renouard et Cie, 1847.
8vo (201x124 mm), frontispiece, (4)-iii-xvi-314-(2) pages. binding : Contemporary quarter sheep, gilt flat spine lettered in gilt, sprinkled edges. Minor foxing. Two corners chipped.
This book deals with the researches and life of the famous Polish astronomer, Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543), who was at the origin of the theory of heliocentrism (the Earth revolves around the Sun and not the opposite).
The author, Jean Czynski (1801-1867) was a Polish lawyer, writer, political essayist, independence activist, utopian socialist and radical democrat and a strong supporter of Polish culture.
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