Paris: Hachette, 1852. First Edition. hardcover. 14 folding diagrams. 8vo, yellow boards, rubbed. Paris: L. Hachette, 1852. First Edition. Very good.
Faye was one of the leading astronomers of his day. He discovered the Faye comet in 1843, advanced Laplace's cosmological theory, and improved observational techniques in astronomy.