Gründlicher Bericht, von dem biss in den Februar. dieses 1665sten Jahrs, am Himmel gestandenen importirlichen Cometen, und dessen vermuthlich-merckwürdigen Bedeutung. Christoph NOTTNAGEL.

Gründlicher Bericht, von dem biss in den Februar. dieses 1665sten Jahrs, am Himmel gestandenen importirlichen Cometen, und dessen vermuthlich-merckwürdigen Bedeutung.

Large engraved vignette on title. Two parts in one vol. [44] leaves. Small 4to, modern boards (some browning due to the quality of the paper). Wittenberg: M. Henckeln, [date on Appendix title:] 1665.

First edition and very rare with the additional eight-leaf Appendix. Nottnagel (1607-66), was the highly regarded professor of mathematics at the University of Wittenberg; he wrote a number of books on astronomy, several of which went into later editions. This is a detailed account of the less impressive 1665 comet which arrived only a week after the 1664 comet was last sighted. Again, leading astronomers observed this new comet, including Hevelius, Auzout, Petit, Borelli, Hooke, and others.

Very good copy.

❧ A.D.B., Vol. 24, pp. 45-46. Lalande, p. 264. Poggendorff, II, cols. 302-03.

Price: $2,950.00

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