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    Sale 2343 | Lot 11
    Price Realized: $219With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2343 Lot 11

      BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne, depuis son Origine jusqu'à l'Établissement de l'École d'Alexandrie. 3 folding engraved plates. [2], xxii, 526 pages. 4to, 245x195 mm, contemporary mottled sheep gilt with morocco lettering piece, leather surface partly worn through on spine and rear cover; scattered minor spotting . Paris: les Frères De Bure, 1775

      Estimate $300 - 500

      first edition of the first of Bailly's historical works, presenting his eccentric theories concerning the Atlantean origins of astronomy. DSB I, 402. Houzeau & Lancaster 22.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $219