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[Vernacular Book Covers] The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy…
[Vernacular Book Covers] The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy…
[Vernacular Book Covers] The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy…
[Vernacular Book Covers] The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy…
[Vernacular Book Covers] The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy…

[Vernacular Book Covers] The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy…


Well-preserved, mid-19th century oversewn book cover in smooth calf, ruled in blind, protecting the original publisher’s bookbinding. Influential and popular, astronomer and mathematician, Burritt’s Geography of the Heavens was from 1833 to 1876 (sixteen editions) the standard American celestial reference work. The book incorporates science, mythology, and much on the history and naming of the constellations. Burritt was the brother of U.S. diplomat and peace activist, Elihu Burritt. This copy with the ownership inscriptions of “Louisa” and “Annie L. Masch,” either of whom possibly fashioned the book cover, both interested in science.


Description: [Vernacular Book Covers] The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy…

New-York: Published by F.J. Huntington and Co., 1841. Fifth Edition. xxiv, [25]–305, [1]pp + [13] leaves of Tables. 12mo. Publisher’s quarter leather and paper boards. Illustrations. Light rubbing to oversewn cover; some gatherings proud; foxing; Very Good.

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Price: $150.00

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