Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch, Inscribed
Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. By His Son...Extract from: Mécanique Céleste.
Boston: From the Press of Isaac R. Butts; Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1839.
First separate edition, half title. Frontispiece portrait of Nathaniel Bowditch and a portrait of Mary Bowditch. 168 pp. 2 vols. Folio. Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch, Inscribed. Original cloth spine and paper boards. "Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch [Mécanique Céleste.] American Imprints 54606; Sabin 7000 (second edition). Item #239736
Inscribed on the upper cover to the American essayist "Henry H. Tuckerman from the Author." and then again on the limitation page [Printed]This copy is presented to "Henry Harris Tuckerman Esq, with the respect of the author. Boston July 31, 1839." with notice on this page "The following Memoir has been printed as part of the Fourth Volume of Dr. Bowditch's Translation of the Mécanique Céleste...only five hundred copies have been printed..."
Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer and mathematician, and author of "The New American Practical Navigator" was the most important author to American sea captains.
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