Jun 13, 2024 - Sale 2672

Sale 2672 - Lot 146

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(CELESTIAL.) Anthony Finley; and Jacob Green. Astronomical Recreations; or Sketches of the Relative Position & Mythological History of the Constellations. Engraved additional title, 19 engraved plates (most hand-colored). 4to, 10½x8½ inches, publisher's roan-backed pink boards with printed title label pasted to upper cover, rebacked, moderate wear; foxing, text offset to the plates. Philadelphia, 1824

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"At a time when the cultivation of the Natural Sciences and the love of literature so generally prevail in our country, it is hoped the present publication will be peculiarly acceptable".

Scarce celestial atlas, commonly thought to be one of (if not the) earliest American-printed books of astronomical charts.