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Hevelius, Johannes
SELENOGRAPHIA: SIVE LUNAE DESCRIPTIO, ATQUE ACCURATA, TAM MACULARUM EIUS, QUAM MOTUUM DIVERSORUM, ALIARUMQUE OMNIUM VICISSITUDINUM, PHASIUMQUE, TELESCOPII OPE DEPREHENSARUM, DELINEATIO... ADDITA EST, LENTES EXPOLIENDI NOVA RATIO... GDANSK: A. HÜNEFELD FOR THE AUTHOR, 1647, HALF-TITLE, TITLE-PAGE PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK, ADDITIONAL ENGRAVED TITLE-PAGE, ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR, 90 ENGRAVED PLATES (20 DOUBLE-SIDED, 3 DOUBLE-PAGE, 1 WITH VOLVELLE AND RED SILK THREAD), WOODCUT INITIALS, ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hevelius, Johannes
SELENOGRAPHIA: SIVE LUNAE DESCRIPTIO, ATQUE ACCURATA, TAM MACULARUM EIUS, QUAM MOTUUM DIVERSORUM, ALIARUMQUE OMNIUM VICISSITUDINUM, PHASIUMQUE, TELESCOPII OPE DEPREHENSARUM, DELINEATIO... ADDITA EST, LENTES EXPOLIENDI NOVA RATIO... GDANSK: A. HÜNEFELD FOR THE AUTHOR, 1647, HALF-TITLE, TITLE-PAGE PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK, ADDITIONAL ENGRAVED TITLE-PAGE, ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR, 90 ENGRAVED PLATES (20 DOUBLE-SIDED, 3 DOUBLE-PAGE, 1 WITH VOLVELLE AND RED SILK THREAD), WOODCUT INITIALS, ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS
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Hevelius, Johannes
SELENOGRAPHIA: SIVE LUNAE DESCRIPTIO, ATQUE ACCURATA, TAM MACULARUM EIUS, QUAM MOTUUM DIVERSORUM, ALIARUMQUE OMNIUM VICISSITUDINUM, PHASIUMQUE, TELESCOPII OPE DEPREHENSARUM, DELINEATIO... ADDITA EST, LENTES EXPOLIENDI NOVA RATIO... GDANSK: A. HÜNEFELD FOR THE AUTHOR, 1647, HALF-TITLE, TITLE-PAGE PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK, ADDITIONAL ENGRAVED TITLE-PAGE, ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR, 90 ENGRAVED PLATES (20 DOUBLE-SIDED, 3 DOUBLE-PAGE, 1 WITH VOLVELLE AND RED SILK THREAD), WOODCUT INITIALS, ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS
Epistolae II. Prior: de motu lunae libratorio, in certas tabulas redacto... Posterior: de utriusque luminaris defectu annu 1654. Gdansk: Andreas Julius Moller for the author, 1654, engraved printer's device on title-page, 7 engraved plates (1 double-page), the last 5 numbered A-E, engraved illustrations, woodcut initials and tailpieces

Epistolae IV. I. De observatione deliquii solis anno 1649 habita... II. De eclipsi solis anno 1652 observata... III. De motu luna libratorio... IV. De utriusque luminaris defectu anni 1654... Gdansk: Andreas Julius Moller for the author, 1654, engraved printer's device on title-page, engraved illustration, 7 engraved plates (1 double-page), the last 5 numbered A-E [the last two letters reissued from the previous work]

Dissertatio, de nativa Saturni facie, eiusque variis phasibus, certa periodo redeuntibus. Cui addita est, tam eclipseos solaris anni 1656 observatio, quam diametri solis apparentis accurata dimensio. Gdansk: Simon Reiniger for the author, 1656, engraved printer's device on title-page, 4 engraved plates numbered F-I

4 works in one volume, folio (351 x 225mm.), contemporary Dutch vellum with blind fillets and arabesque centrepiece, lacking two pairs of alum-tawed ties
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Provenance

"Cat V1 P331 CS Sledmere", inscription on inside front cover, i.e. Sir Christopher Sykes (1749-1801) of Sledmere House

Literature

BL STC German XVIIc. H1033, H1028, H1029, H1026; Norman -, 1065, -, 1066; VD17 39:125064G, 23:000496Q, 23:000495G, 39:125093U

Catalogue Note

Selenographia was Hevelius's first important publication and made his reputation as an astronomical writer. As well as describing the moon, Hevelius includes descriptions of all the planets, technical details of the astronomical instruments used to view them and provides a review of the literature on the subject.

The last work in this volume describes the "arms" of Saturn that had been observed by Galileo; it was not until Huygens published Systema Saturnium in 1659 that the arms were discovered to be rings around the planet.

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