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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hevelius, Johannes
PRODROMUS COMETICUS, QUO HISTORIA, COMETAE ANNO 1664 EXORTI CURSUM, FACIESQUE DIVERSAS CAPITIS AC CAUDAE ACCURATE DELINEATAS COMPLECTENS; NEC NON DISSERTATIO, DE COMETARUM OMNIUM MOTU, GENERATIONE, VARIISQUE PHAENOMENIS, EXHIBETUR (DESCRIPTIO COMETAE ANNO AERAE CHRIST. M. DC. LXV. EXORTI...). GDANSK: SIMON REINIGER FOR THE AUTHOR, 1665 (1666)
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 32,450 GBP
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156

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hevelius, Johannes
PRODROMUS COMETICUS, QUO HISTORIA, COMETAE ANNO 1664 EXORTI CURSUM, FACIESQUE DIVERSAS CAPITIS AC CAUDAE ACCURATE DELINEATAS COMPLECTENS; NEC NON DISSERTATIO, DE COMETARUM OMNIUM MOTU, GENERATIONE, VARIISQUE PHAENOMENIS, EXHIBETUR (DESCRIPTIO COMETAE ANNO AERAE CHRIST. M. DC. LXV. EXORTI...). GDANSK: SIMON REINIGER FOR THE AUTHOR, 1665 (1666)
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 32,450 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Hevelius, Johannes
PRODROMUS COMETICUS, QUO HISTORIA, COMETAE ANNO 1664 EXORTI CURSUM, FACIESQUE DIVERSAS CAPITIS AC CAUDAE ACCURATE DELINEATAS COMPLECTENS; NEC NON DISSERTATIO, DE COMETARUM OMNIUM MOTU, GENERATIONE, VARIISQUE PHAENOMENIS, EXHIBETUR (DESCRIPTIO COMETAE ANNO AERAE CHRIST. M. DC. LXV. EXORTI...). GDANSK: SIMON REINIGER FOR THE AUTHOR, 1665 (1666)
folio (345 x 222mm.), engraved printer's device on title-pages, 7 engraved plates (2 folding) numbered A-G, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, contemporary vellum with blind fillets and arabesque centrepiece, a3-4 detached, spine slightly torn with loss of a small area of vellum
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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. H1032 & H1025

Catalogue Note

Rare. The last complete copy to appear on the market was on the Macclesfield sale, 4 November 2004 (lot 1031), where it was bound with several other tracts by Hevelius and inscribed to Henry Oldenburg, and before that in the Phillipps sale in 1976.

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