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Kovalski, Marian Albertovich.
RECHERCHES ASTRONOMIQUES DE L'OBSERVATOIRE DE KASAN. KAZAN: KAZAN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1859
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Kovalski, Marian Albertovich.
RECHERCHES ASTRONOMIQUES DE L'OBSERVATOIRE DE KASAN. KAZAN: KAZAN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1859
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Kovalski, Marian Albertovich.
RECHERCHES ASTRONOMIQUES DE L'OBSERVATOIRE DE KASAN. KAZAN: KAZAN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1859
8vo (229 x 139mm.), half-title, folding plate, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, extremities rubbed
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German Royal Marine High Command library stamp (cancelled)

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first edition. "Kovalsky's important theoretical work... on the analysis of the proper motion of 3,136 stars of Bradley's catalog presented the first practical method of discovering the rotation of the Galaxy from the proper motion of the stars" (DSB VII, p.481). Kovalski began lecturing in astronomy at Kazan University in 1850 and continued until his death in 1884; he was also director of the observatory there.

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