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Peeps at the Heavens

By: Baikie, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1911

Seller ID: 59049

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Hardcover with no dust jacket. Pictorial front board is somewhat rubbed. Corners and spine extremeties are bumped and rubbed. Several small dots on rear board. Small spot on page edges. Front flyleaf has 1" closed tear. Hinges are starting and stretched. First blank has gift inscription in ink and name in marker. Stamp affixed to first blank. Pages have some foxing; mostly in margins. Color and B&W plates are clean. ; Vol. 25A; 7-3/4" x 5-1/2"; 95 pages View more info

The Story of the Heavens

By: Ball, Sir Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd.: 1910

Seller ID: 58978

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Hardcover with no dust jacket. First Edition, thus; 1910, NAP. VG- book. Decorative front board and spine. Corner of front decorative panel has been repaired. Light rubbing to the boards. Corners and spine extremeties are lightly bumped and rubbed. Rear board has some fading and mottling. TEG. Clark's College ex-libris plate on front paste-down indicating that this copy was awarded to a student. Pages are foxed. Attractive, solid copy. This is a fairly heavy book; Priority and/or International may require shipping over and above standard costs. ; Vol. 25A; 9-1/4" x 6-1/2"; 568 pages View more info

Archives of the Universe: A Treasury of Astronomy's Historic Works of Discovery

By: Bartusiak, Marcia (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 58969

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover with dust jacket. 2004 First edition, 1st printing. VG book in VG+ DJ. Spine extremeties and corners of rear board are lightly bumped. Rear panel corners and spine extremeties of DJ are very lightly bumped. Nice bright DJ protected by Brodart. ; Vol. 25A; 9-1/2" x 6-1/2"; 695 pages View more info

Copernicus, Yesterday and Today: Proceedings of the Commemorative Conference held in Washington in honour of Nicolaus Copernicus (Vistas in Astronomy, Volume 17)

By: Beer, Arthur; and K. Aa. Strand (eds)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Pergamon Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30115

ISBN: 0080178782

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. Light bumping at bottom corners and at spine tail. Pages clean but for library markings. ; 10 x 7"; 225 pages; Ex-Library View more info

Kepler, Four Hundred Years: Proceedings of Conferences held in honour of Johannes Kepler (Vistas in Astronomy, Volume 18)

By: Beer, Arthur; and Peter Beer (eds)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Pergamon Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30116

ISBN: 0080178790

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. Bumping at corners and at spine extremities. Just a bit shaken. Pages clean but for library markings. ; 10 x 7"; 1034 pages; Ex-Library View more info

The Solar Granulation

By: Bray, R. J. and R. E. Loughhead

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall Ltd.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34875

Condition: with no dust jacket


Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. 2 library labels on the front board. Light rubbing and bumping to spine extremities. A few light scratches on front board. Else binding clean. A bit of darkening to endpapers. One page dog-eared. Else pages clean, but for library markings. ; B&W Photographs & Illustrations; 150 pages; Ex-Library View more info

Astronomical Atlases, Maps & Charts: An Historical & General Guide

By: Brown, Basil

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Search Publishing Company: 1932

Seller ID: 58939

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Nice ex-library hardcover with no dust jacket. Rebound in maroon buckram. Only library marking on the exterior is a library number on the spine. Spine extremeties are very lightly bumped and rubbed. Nice bright boards that are slightly splayed at fore-edges. Reference library ex-libris plate on front pastedown. Library stamps in the margins of some pages and on the title page. Few small smudges on some pages. Pages are lightly age-toned. Still an attractive, solid copy. ; Vol. 25A View more info

Astronomy for All

By: Burgel, Bruno H.; and Stella Bloch (Translator)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd.: 1911

Seller ID: 58977

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Hardcover with no dust jacket. 1911 First Edition, NAP. VG- book. Decorative front board and spine with light rubbing. Corners and spine extremeties are lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine is sun-darkened and has several small stains. Couple small spots on rear board. Page edges have freckling and soiling. Ex-libris bookplate on front paste-down. Pages are foxed. Book lists approximately 300 illustrations. ; Vol. 25A; 9-1/4" x 6-1/2"; 352 pages View more info

Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System (3 VOL SET)

By: Burnham, Jr. , Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1978

Seller ID: 58979

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Hardcovers with dust jackets. Three Volume Set. 1978. Vol. 1 & 2 are Revised and Enlarged Editions. Very light rubbing to a few of the boards. Light bumping to some corners. DJ's have light bumping and edgewear. Light surface scratches and rubbing to the panels. Solid, clean set. This is a large, heavy set; Priority and/or International may require shipping over and above standard costs. ; Vol. 25A; 9-1/2" x 6-1/4" View more info

Tobacco Road

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $50.00

Publisher: First Edition Library: 0

Seller ID: 58551

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Hardcover with dust jacket in slipcase. Still in shrinkwrap. No apparent flaws. Nice crisp corners. First Edition Library facsimile edition. ; Vol. 24A; 8 x 5-1/2" View more info

The Story of Variable Stars

By: Campbell, Leon and Luigi Jacchia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Blakiston Company: 1941

Seller ID: 59046

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Hardcover with dust jacket. 1941, NAP. NF book in VG DJ. Bright, clean boards with just a hint of rubbing to the gilt. DJ has light bumping and rubbing to the cormers and spine extremeties. 1/2" closed tear to DJ front edge. Light surface rubbing. (The Harvard Books on Astronomy) ; Vol. 25A; The Harvard Books on Astronomy; 8-3/4" x 6"; 226 pages View more info

Stellar Motions: With Special Reference to Motions Determined by Means of the Spectograph

By: Campbell, William Wallace

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1913

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 58866

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Hardcover with no dust jacket. 1913, First edition, 1st printing: 1,000 copies printed. Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lectures. Hinges are badly cracked; covers are starting to separate. Corners, spine extremeties and edges are bumped and worn. Gilt on spine is rubbed and cloth is lightly sunned. Cloth is worn along rear gutter. Page edges are soiled. Attractive ex-libris plate glued to front pastedown. ; Vol. 24D; 9" x 6"; 328 pages View more info

A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy, Volume II [2]: Instruments and Practical Astronomy

By: Chambers, George F.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1890

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 58872


Hardcover with NO DJ. Volume 2 only. Blue cloth. Ex-Library copy (Glasgow University Library). Only library markings are a library bookplate and label on front pastedowna and front flyleaf - no external library markings. Cloth is rubbed/darkened, with some wear at corners and spine extremities. Shelfwear along bottom board edges. Two 1/2" tears in cloth along front spine edge. Spine is somewhat age-darkened, but gilt is still very readable. Rear hinge starting. Slight spine lean. Page edges age-darkened. Some smudging on half-title page, frontis and on last few pages - not affecting text. ... View more info

Henry Norris Russell: Dean of American Astronomers

By: Devorkin, David H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 59064

ISBN: 0691049181

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover with dust jacket. 2000; First Edition, 1st printing. Very light rubbing and bumping to the corners and spine extremeties. Spine is concave. Light smudges to bottom page edges. Couple light bumps to page edges. DJ has light bumping to the corners and spine extremeties. Just a bit of light rubbing to rear panel of DJ. ; Vol. 25A; 9-1/2" x 6-1/4"; 499 pages View more info

Essentials of Astronomy

By: Duncan, John Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1942

Seller ID: 58973

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover with dust jacket. 1942, stated First Edition. VG book in G+ DJ. Boards have light bumping and rubbing to the corners and spine extremeties. One small rub mark on front board. Endpapers are age-darkened. DJ has small chips to spine head and heel. Light bumping and tiny chips to corners. DJ spine is sunned. DJ panels are age-darkened and have surface soiling. Light pencil marks to DJ front panel. A few short, closed tears to DJ. ; Vol. 25A; 8-3/4" x 5-3/4"; 181 pages View more info

The Midnight Sky: Familiar Notes on the Stars and Planets

By: Dunkin, Edwin

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Religious Tract Society: 1891

Seller ID: 58941

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Hardcover with no dust jacket. Brown boards with gilt and silver image of the face of the moon on the front board. Corners and spine extremeties are bumped and rubbed. The boards have a few raised bumps where the glue has failed and the cloth has bubbled up a bit. Few light, small rub marks to the boards. TEG is lightly marred. There is a Religious Tract Society bookplate on the front pastedown indicating that this copy was a prize awarded by the society in 1904. There is also a Religious Tract Society booklet laid in. FFEP has a 1/4" closed tear to one edge. Front hinge is cracked. Inked ... View more info

Big and Bright: A History of the McDonald Observatory

By: Evans, David S. and J. Derral Mulholland

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 59047

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Hardcover with dust jacket. 1986, First Edition, stated. History of Science Series. Very light bumping and rubbing to the corners. One tiny spot on the rear board. Small ink smudge on top page edges. DJ has rubbing to the flap folds and panels. Corners and spine extremeties are lightly bumped. DJ rear panel has light surface soiling. ; Vol. 25A; History of Science Series, No. 4; 8-3/4 x 5-1/2"; 186 pages View more info

The Dusty Universe: Proceedings of a symposium honoring Fred Lawrence Whipple on his retirement as Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, October 17-19, 1973

By: Field, George B.; and A. G. W. Cameron (eds)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Neale Watson Academic Publications: 1975

Seller ID: 35054

ISBN: 0882020331

Condition: with no dust jacket


Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. Library label on front board and on spine tail. Bottom corners bumped, and a few bumps along bottom edges of boards. A bit of light bumping, rubbing at spine extremities. Light surface rubbing. Pages clean, but for library markings. ; 323 pages; Ex-Library View more info

Popular Astronomy: A General Description of the Heavens

By: Flammarion, Camille

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 0

Seller ID: 58873

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Hardcover with NO DJ. Blue cloth. Bright gilt. No publication date; ca 1910. Corners and spine extremities lightly rubbed and a bit bumped. A bit of rubbing to rear board, with a 2" long, thin white stain on the top fore-edge of the rear board (else VG). Previous owners inkstamp on the front pastedown & flyleaf. Page edges just a bit age-darkened. Else pages clean. ; Vol. 24D; 696 pages View more info

An Astronomer's Life

By: Frost, Edwin Brant

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 58906

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover with dust jacket. 1933, First edition, NAP. VG- book in G+ DJ. Edges of boards are age-darkened and freckled. Light bumping to corners and spine extremeties. One tiny spot on the spine. Page edges have small stains and freckling. Endpapers are age-toned. Spotting to the first few pages. DJ has a 1/4" loss to the spine head. Several 1/4" chips to the DJ corners and edges. DJ edges have several short, closed tears and light creasing. Light moisture stain to DJ spine heel and spine background color is darkened. ; Vol. 24D; 8-1/2" x 5-3/4"; 300 pages View more info