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《天文学概述》中译本《谭天》 [Outlines of Astronomy]. Tan tian

 

赫歇尔爵士原著,伟烈亚力翻译:《天文学概述》的中译本《谭天》 [上海1874]

 

8开。尺寸:18.5 x 29厘米。中文正文为331页。每叶纸上刻印两页,以中式古籍折页。书内有一幅木刻肖像,九幅全页插图,文内还有许多插图。稍有褐变及轻微染色。同时代的西方风格小牛皮装帧,封面和书脊烫金压线装饰。书脊上有书名,边缘细微磨损。

 

赫歇尔的著作《天文学概论》最初于1849年在伦敦出版,它的中文初版本出版与1859年,此为扩增及修订后的中文第二版。它有伟烈亚力从英文第十版翻译而来。此书的刻版在伦敦完成,由托马斯·詹纳监督。赫歇尔(1792-1871)是英国数学家、天文学家、化学家和实验摄影师。他命名了土星的七颗卫星和天王星的四颗卫星,并开创了儒略日系统在天文学中的应用。

 

他的著作《天文学概论》取得了巨大成功,并成为19世纪后半叶天文学的标准教科书。伟烈亚力(1815-1817)是英国传教士,1847年来到上海,负责出版印刷工作。他在中国期间发表了许多学术著作和翻译作品。

 

价格:6000欧元

 

HERSCHEL, SIR JOHN FREDERICK WILLIAM / WYLIE, ALEXANDER (Transl.): [Outlines of Astronomy]. Tan tian (Talking about heaven). [Shanghai 1874].

 

Tall 8vo. Size: 18,5 x 29 cm. Three leaves comprising Chinese title, English preface by Wylie and a list of technical terms, followed by 331 leaves with Chinese text. Printed on double leaves

folded in the oriental fashion. With one wood cut portrait, 9 plates and many illustrations in the text. Some browning and light staining. Contemporary full calf in the western style, covers and spine ruled in gilt, title labels on spine, extremities lightly rubbed.

 

Second enlarged and revised Chinese edition (first 1859) of Herschel's famous "Outlines of Astronomy", originally published at London in 1849. It has been translated by Alexander Wylie from the tenth English edition. The engraving of the Chinese characters was undertaken in London, supervised by Thomas Jenner. John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist and experimental photographer. He named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus, and originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy.

 

 His work "Outlines of Astronomy" was an enormous success and became the standard text book on astronomy during the second half of the 19th century. Alexander Wylie (1815-87) was a

 British missionary who arrived at Shanghai in 1847 where he became in charge of the printing press. He published many scholarly works and translations during his time in China.

 

Price: Euro 6000

 

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