Le Ciel, Amédée Guillemin
Librairie Hachette Et Co., 1877
A comprehensive book on astronomy in French language by Amédée Guillemin (1826-1893).
“Le Ciel” had great success at the time and was translated into many languages. French astronomer Jacques Crovisier from the Observatoire de Paris suggests he is a source of inspiration for Jules Verne’s 1865 novel, From the Earth to the Moon. A comprehensive work gathering all the knowledge of the sun, planets, shooting stars, light phenomenons, stars, nebulas, structure of the visible universe, law of Kleper, gravitation, methods, instruments, etc.
Beautiful quarter bound edition with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine, in very good condition save minor staining to front endpapers and minor cracking to front hinge which remains solidly attached.