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Globes
A COLLECTION OF 3 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
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233
Globes
A COLLECTION OF 3 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimate
1,5002,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Globes
A COLLECTION OF 3 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Lefevre, Jean (1650-1706). Description et usage du planisphère. Paris: widow of Antoine Lambin, 1700, 4to, later boards, (bought from Hugues de Latude, Paris, 1997), [T&W F50; Conlon 10169]
ii. Hatton, Edward (c. 1664-1733). A mathematical manual: or, delightful associate. Containing… a description and use of the celestial globe. London: S. Illidge, 1728, 8vo, contemporary panelled calf, modern folding cloth box, (bought from Ximenes, Kempsford, 1987), [T&W H77; ESTC T113334], binding rubbed
iii. Martin, Benjamin (1705-1782). The description and use of both the globes, the armillary sphere, and orrery. London: for the author, [1762], 8vo, engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved plates, contemporary tree calf, (bought from George Walford, London, 1983), [T&W M43; ESTC T10169 (but with variant imprint)], rebacked retaining original spine
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Catalogue Note

Jean Lefevre was an instrument maker in Paris on the Quay des Morfondus, "aux deux Globes". Owing to his own poor sight, Benjamin Martin had begun trading as an optician in 1756, soon becoming an established retailer and wholesaler of optical and mathematical instruments in addition to globes.

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