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    Sale 2343 | Lot 21
    Estimate: $300 - $500
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    • Sale 2343 Lot 21

      BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Traité Élémentaire d'Astronomie Physique . . . Seconde Édition. 41 folding engraved plates; 10 folding leaves of tables. xx, 455, [1]; xi, [1], 563, [1]; xvi, 243, [1], 215, [1], 192, 58 pages, including half-titles. 3 volumes. 8vo, 201x127 mm, contemporary calf gilt, spines worn; occasional browning of text, plates clean. Stamps of the Bibliothèque Mathématique de l'Université de Genève on titles and elsewhere in text. Paris: Klostermann, 1810-11

      Estimate $300 - 500

      'Biot's achievements in optics, geodesy, and geophysics improved the scientific grounding of astronomy. He proved the extraterrestrial origin of the meteorites and helped to unify the precise mathematics with the experimental techniques of physics'—BEA, page 125. Houzeau & Lancaster 9271.