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Autograph Letter Signed ‘De la Lande’, informing his correspondent that his dear astronomer colleague, le chevalier Shuckburgh [Sir George Augustus William Shuckburgh-Evelyn (1751 –1804) , politician, mathematician and astronomer] is staying for a month in Geneva, and wishes to lodge with a French-speaking family, asking for assistance in this, sending regards to Le Sage and Mr. Trembley

by LALANDE, Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de

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19 June 1775. In French. 8 lines on 1 oblong page, 4½ x 7 inches, laid down, mounted in part of an old album page, in good condition, adhesive show through at corners. Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande (1732 –1807), French astronomer and writer, author of Traité d'astronomie (2 vols., 1764 enlarged. edition, 4 vols., 1771–1781; 3rd ed., 3 vols., 1792), Histoire Céleste Française (1801), Bibliographie astronomique (1803), Abrégé de navigation (1793), Voyage d'un français en Italie (1769), Voyage en Angleterre (1763). This letter was found in an album compiled by John Mackie (1748-1831, see DNB), a Scottish doctor.


  • Bookseller: Julian Browning Rare Books & Manuscripts GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 15382
  • Title: Autograph Letter Signed ‘De la Lande’, informing his correspondent that his dear astronomer colleague, le chevalier Shuckburgh [Sir George Augustus William Shuckburgh-Evelyn (1751 –1804) , politician, mathematician and astronomer] is staying for a month in Geneva, and wishes to lodge with a French-speaking family, asking for assistance in this, sending regards to Le Sage and Mr. Trembley
  • Author: LALANDE, Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de
  • Book condition: Used
  • Place: 19 June 1775

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