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Beyträge zu einer Monographie des Halley'schen Cometen. Bey Gelegenheit seiner Erscheinung im Jahre 1835 gemeinfasslich dargestellt.
Vienna, Müller, 1834 - Small quarto (180 x 139 mm), pp [iv] 72, with two folding engraved plates, one in white-on-black aquatint; a fine copy in original printed wrappers, from the Donaueschingen Library with stamp on verso of title. £550First edition of this monograph on Halley's comet, the first publication of the director of the Vienna Observatory. Halley's comet (named after its appearance in 1682) has a period of 76 years; it reappeared in 1758-9, and again in 1835. The present work was published in anticipation of its reappearance. The fine aquatint plate depicts the comet against a black background. The second plate details its path through the sky from August 14 to October 13.Poggendorff I 1480
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