LE VENGEUR D'ORSAN, A. Our Satellite: a Selenography According to the Present State of Science. London: A.W. Bennett, August 1862.
Lot 29
LE VENGEUR D'ORSAN, A. Our Satellite: a Selenography According to the Present State of Science. London: A.W. Bennett, August 1862.
US$ 600 - 800
£360 - 480
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LE VENGEUR D'ORSAN, A.
Our Satellite: a Selenography According to the Present State of Science. London: A.W. Bennett, August 1862.
Part 1 only (all published). Folio (430 x 335 mm). viii, 9-38 pp. Illustrated with 8 mounted albumen prints (the largest 220 x 180 mm and on lithographed background, but mostly much smaller), one lithographed plate. Unbound (as issued?), ornate printed upper board, prospectus loosely inserted. Lacking one albumen print plate and lower board, dust-soiling, very heavy at ends, a few edge tears and creases.

Nothing is known of the author, but he had grand plans for his part-work, which he intended to issue in quarterly parts for three years. After the first part appeared, D'Orsan was shown to have pirated images taken by De La Rue, and the publisher Bennett suspended publication (The Photographic News, February 27, 1863, p 107).
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