Apr 08, 2021 - Sale 2563

Sale 2563 - Lot 219

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Le Vengeur D'Orsan, A. (fl. circa 1860)
Our Satellite. A Selenography According to the Present State of Science.

London: A. W. Bennett, August 1862.

First edition, first number (all published), folio, illustrated with nine albumen photographs and two lithographs: viz., six small photos mounted on text pages, and three larger photos mounted on full sheets, one full-paged lithograph, and one small inset text litho; bound in pictorial publisher's boards, with two small printer's slips tipped in, ex libris British Astronomical Association Library, with stamps to title, front cover, and elsewhere, sewing perished, spine covering lacking, edges of some leaves chipped and dusty, 17 x 13 in.

Part two was never published after Bennett found out that D'Orsan stole his images from De La Rue, and prominently added his own name to the plate.

Provenance: from the Stephen White Collection.