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Lubieniecki, Stanislaw
THEATRUM COMETICUM, DUABUS PARTIBUS CONSTANS, 1. QUARUM PRIOR CONTINET EPISTOLAS & COMMUNICATIONES VARIORUM PER EUROPAM CLARISSIMORUM VIRORUM, CUM QUIBUS AUCTOR DE HOC ARGUMENTO CONTULIT... 2. POSTERIOR EXHIBET HISTORIAM UNIVERSALEM OMNIUM COMETARUM A TEMPORE DILUVII AD ANN. 1665... LEIDEN: PETRUS VANDER MEERSCHE, 1681
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 GBP
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159
Lubieniecki, Stanislaw
THEATRUM COMETICUM, DUABUS PARTIBUS CONSTANS, 1. QUARUM PRIOR CONTINET EPISTOLAS & COMMUNICATIONES VARIORUM PER EUROPAM CLARISSIMORUM VIRORUM, CUM QUIBUS AUCTOR DE HOC ARGUMENTO CONTULIT... 2. POSTERIOR EXHIBET HISTORIAM UNIVERSALEM OMNIUM COMETARUM A TEMPORE DILUVII AD ANN. 1665... LEIDEN: PETRUS VANDER MEERSCHE, 1681
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Lubieniecki, Stanislaw
THEATRUM COMETICUM, DUABUS PARTIBUS CONSTANS, 1. QUARUM PRIOR CONTINET EPISTOLAS & COMMUNICATIONES VARIORUM PER EUROPAM CLARISSIMORUM VIRORUM, CUM QUIBUS AUCTOR DE HOC ARGUMENTO CONTULIT... 2. POSTERIOR EXHIBET HISTORIAM UNIVERSALEM OMNIUM COMETARUM A TEMPORE DILUVII AD ANN. 1665... LEIDEN: PETRUS VANDER MEERSCHE, 1681
2 volumes, folio (323 x 202mm.), engraved frontispiece in each volume, additional engraved frontispiece in volume 2 (with original Amsterdam imprint pasted over) woodcut printer's device on title-page, title printed in red and black, two further title-pages with paper replaced at foot, engraved portrait of the author by Visscher after Scheits, engraved portrait of Joannes Ernestus of Rautenstein, 84 engraved plates (31 double-page and/or folding), contemporary Dutch vellum with blind-stamped arabesque centrepieces, a few plates shaved, upper joint of volume II cracking, extremities rubbed
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Provenance

Sir James Hall of Dunglass (1761-1832, chemist and botanist), armorial bookplate

Catalogue Note

Originally published in Amsterdam in 1666-1668 and reissued here with a new title-page, this compendium of comets contains information about recent comets in volume I, notified by contemporary astronomers across Europe with whom Lubieniecki corresponded (any letters not in Latin have been translated), and those recorded in historical sources in volume II. Lubieniecki, a Polish aristocrat from Raków, was a Socinian who also wrote a history of the Reformation in Poland. His religious beliefs led to his expulsion from Poland and he died in Hamburg.

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