Vega, Georg Freiherr von (ed.). Anleitung zur Zeitkunde mit Vergleichung der bey verschiedenen Nationen gewöhnlichen Zeitrechnungen, nebst einem immerwährenden Gregorianischen, und einem neufranzösischen Kalender [...].

Vienna, Rudolph Sammer, 1801.

4to. (12), 225, (3) pp. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards with later title label.

 950.00

First edition.

A well-preserved copy of this important work on chronology, edited by the mathematician and artillery officer Georg von Vega, who mentions "H. A. C. v. K." as the author in the foreword. The book covers various issues of chronology, such as the division of time, dominical letters, epacts, golden numbers and the calculation of the same, as well as the origin and significance of eclipses and solstices. Furthermore, the author discusses various calendars, such as the Gregorian, the French, the Jewish and the Islamic ones, and provides numerous tables and examples for calculations.

Paper variously browned and brownstained. Some flaws to the margins (without loss of text). From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel.

Kayser VI, 43. Cf. Houzeau/Lancaster I, Sections II-VI, p. 1439, 13499. Not in Ebert, Graesse, Lalande.

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