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1st item: An Introduction to Astronomy Designed as a Textbook for the Students of Yale College by Denisen Olmsted, A.M., Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy. New York: Collins, Keese & Co. 1839. First edition, full calf binding. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W. Contains illustrated frontispiece engraving with views of moon, Saturn and Jupiter with its moons with additional small engravings and line diagrams throughout the text. Owner inscription John Elisha Davis (1820-1853) written in pencil several times. 2nd item: SMART, Christopher; WARTON, Thomas; THORNTON, Bonnell; et al. The Student, or the Oxford Monthly Miscellany Number One (January, 1750 – September, 1750). Oxford: J. Newberry, 1750. 5" H X 8 1/4" W (Octavo). 400 Pages + Index + First 80 Pages of volume two it would appear bound together. First Edition. Titles by Thomas Kitchen. Frontis engraving by Frances Hayman. Front and rear endpaper partially removed. Period marbled boards with leather spine. Five raised hubs to spine with original red leather spine label intact. A scarce book signed at least two times by previous owner, Edward Hicks. Interesting marginalia in the hand of Hicks. Vintage advertising broadside for Talbot Watts affixed to inside front board. Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Wear and light stains to exterior, chip to spine and bottom rear end, light interior foxing, partial hole through first 7 pages. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Cracking and wear to head and foot. Covers scuffed and worn.