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A voyage to California, to observe the transit of Venus.

Author: Chappe d'Auteroche, abbéJean-Dominique CassiniJulien LeroyE DillyCharles DillyAll authors
Publisher: London: : Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, in the Poultry., MDCCLXXVIII. [1778]
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Genre/Form: Pre-Linnean works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chappe d'Auteroche, abbé; Jean-Dominique Cassini; Julien Leroy; E Dilly; Charles Dilly; José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez
OCLC Number: 475947614
Language Note: Translated from French.
Notes: Apparently a translation of two works published by Cassini; "Voyage en Californie pour l'observation du passage de Vénus sur le disque du soleil, le 3 juin 1769 ... par feu M. Chappe d'Auteroche. Rédigé et publié par M. de Cassini fils. Paris, 1772", and "Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1768, pour éprouver les montres marines inventées par M. Le Roy. Paris, 1770." Cassini was also the author of the second work.
The "Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee" includes description of the author's visit to the island of Saint Pierre (p. 133-160).
Half-title: Voyages to California, Newfoundland, and Sallee.
"Natural history of the province of Mexico" (p. [75]-105) has special t.p., caption title: Extract of a letter from Mexico addressed to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, by Don Joseph Anthony de Alzate y Ramyrez ... containing some curious particulars relative to the natural history of the country adjacent to the city of Mexico.
"Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee" also has special t.p. (p. [107].
Error in paging: p. 215 misnumbered 315.
Signatures: [A]⁴.
Fales copy bound in contemporary calf.
Fales copy from Fales Dewey.
N-YHS holds two copies; copy 1 has half-title bound after t.p. Binding: contemporary sheep. Copy 2 bound in contemporary tree sheep.
Description: [8], 315 [i.e. 215], [1] p., [1] folded leaf of plates : plan ; 23 cm. (8vo)
Other Titles: Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee.
Extract of a letter from Mexico addressed to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris.
Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to make experiments on Mr. Le Roy's time keepers.
Voyage en Californie pour l'observation du passage de Vénus sur le disque du soleil.
Voyages to California, Newfoundland, and Sallee
Responsibility: By Mons. Chappe d'Auteroche. ; With an historical description of the author's route through Mexico, and the natural history of that province. ; Also, A voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to make experiments on Mr. Le Roy's time keepers. By Monsieur de Cassini.

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