Book Description

First translation of Struve's German work into French, by Alexandre Schyanoff. 4to. pp. vi, 93; 3 folding plates and single leaf errata; title-page a little soiled, with a small abrasion hole, else very clean in modern continental paper boards with gilt titled label to spine, rubbed.
Dealer Notes
An early treatise on the transit telescope, consisting of detailed theory and instruction for use of the apparatus, as set forth by renowned astronomer Struve while he was teaching at the Dorpat observatory in Estonia. This is the original French translation - expanded and augmented with new material - of a separately printed pamphlet by Struve, published in German in St. Petersburg 1833. This French edition corrects some of the author’s formulae and makes new comparisons between transit instruments devised and built by Troughton and by Ertel. The work reveals the scientific advances in the making of instruments that would revolutionise navigation.
Author Struve, F. G. W.
Date 1838
Binding Modern paper boards
Publisher Académie Impériale des Sciences, Saint Petersburg
Condition See description
Pages pp. vi, 93

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