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Methodum Peculiarem Elevationem Poli determinandi - GAUSS, Carl Friedrich - 1808. 
19 pp. Small 4to, orig. slick turquoise wrappers (minor foxing). GÃ¶ttingen: J.C. Baier, 1808. First edition, and a fine copy, from Gauss's own library, bearing the stamp "Gauss-Bibliothek" on title. This is one of his earliest and most important contributions to observational astronomy and geodesy. In it, Gauss explains his methods of re-determining the latitude of the GÃ¶ttingen Observatory, an essential task for successful observations. Gauss's "preoccupation with geodesy was in fact one of the most scientifically creative of Gauss's long career."-D.S.B., V, p. 303. Fine copy and rare. With the stamp of the Royal Observatory at GÃ¶ttingen on upper cover (with release stamp on front paste-down endpaper) and title. ? Poggendorff, I, 854-57.
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