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SCHUBERT, Friedrich Theodor.
Anleitung zu der astronomischen Bestimmung der Länge und Breite,...St. Petersburg, Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1803. 4to. With 2 folding engraved plates depicting 10 figures, and 12 tables in text. Original green boards.
83, [1 blank] pp.Second enlarged edition of this treatise on astronomical observations to determine the longitude and latitude, by the astronomer Friedrich Theodor Schubert (1758-1825). In 1785 Schubert was called by the Scientific Academy at St. Petersburg and became an official member of the Academy in 1789. As a member of the Russian embassy to China he travelled together with a.o. Potocki and Klaproth in 1805. Pages 81 and 83 misbound; boards discoloured.; library stamp on title. Good copy.l ADB XXXII, pp. 628-631; Houzeau-Lancaster 10558; Poggendorff II, cols. 850-852.
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