The Midnight Sky. [London]: The Religious Tract Society, 1891. 4o. Illustrated. Original maroon cloth decorated in silver, lettered in gilt (rebacked). Revised edition. -- DYSON, F.W. "A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun's Gravitational Field, from Observations made at the Total Eclipse of May 29, 1919." Offprint from: Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society. Appendix to Volume 62. London: Royal Astronomical Society, 1920. 4o original printed wrappers; cloth folding box. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue. -- FIGUIER, Louis. The World before the Deluge. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1867. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary half calf, gilt. Provenance: W.S. Walker (presentation inscription from O.C. Marsh). New Edition, INSCRIBED BY American paleontologist O.C. Marsh on the recto of the first blank "W.S. Walker Esq. With the Kind regards of O.C. Marsh. Oct. 1871." -- GABB, Thomas, Rev. Thoughts on the Creation, and on the Systems of Astronomy. London: Keating, Brown and Co., 1812. 8o. Contemporary tree calf, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- GOULD, Benjamin Apthorp. Report to the Smithsonian Institution, on the History of the Discovery of Neptune. Washington City: The Smithsonian Institute, 1850. 8o. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION. -- GRIGGS, William N. The Celebrated "Moon Story," its Origin and Incidents; with a Memoir of the Author, and an Appendix. 12o. Original black cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. FIRST EDITION exposing Richard Adams Locke's famous hoax reporting inhabitants on the moon. -- HALL, Asaph. Observations and Orbits of the Satellites of Mars. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1878. 4o. Original printed wrappers (rebacked). -- KELLY, P. A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1822. 8o. Illustrated. Original blue boards, printed paper label on spine; quarter morocco folding box. Fifth edition. -- ANOTHER COPY. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards (rebacked). -- MAUNDER, E.W. Sir William Huggins and Spectroscopic Astronomy. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, [n.d.].12o. Original green pictorial cloth. -- NEWCOMB, Simon. An Investigation of the Orbit of Uranus. Washington: [The Smithsonian Institute], 1873. 4o. Modern cloth, original printed wrappers bound in. Provenance: United States Air Force Research Library (cancelled library stamps); Library of Congress (cancelled library stamps). FIRST EDITION. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, number 262. -- RUSSELL, Henry Norris. Determinations of Stellar Parallax. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1911. 4o. Original blue cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- SCHMIDT, Maarten. "3C 273: A Star-Like Object with Large Red-Shift." Offprint from: Nature. Volume 197, number 4872. [St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co., Ltd, n.d.]. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue, of Schmidt's announcement on Quasars. -- TURNER, H.H. A Voyage in Space. London: The Sheldon Press, 1925. 8o. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt. Provenance: Mrs. Edwin Furnham Greene John Gardner Greene (presentation inscription from the author). Secondon edition INSCRIBED by Turner on the front free endpaper "With the kindest regards of the author to Mrs. Edwin Furham Greene & John Gardner Greene, 1926 oct 15 H.H. Turner." -- VINCE, S., Rev. The Elements of Astronomy. Cambridge: for the University, 1810. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary half calf. Provenance: Thomas Walker (contemporary signature). Third edition. -- WHISTON, William. A New Theory of the Earth. London: Benjamin and Samuel Tooke, 1722. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary paneled calf (joints starting). Third edition, revised. -- WINTERHALTER, Albert G. The International Astrophotographic Congress and a Visit to Certain European Observatories and other Institutions: Report to the Superintendent. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. 4o. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. (22) " /> [ASTRONOMY -- AMERICAN AND ENGLISH]. -- [EMERSON, William]. <I>A System of Astronomy. Containing the Investigation and Demonstration of the Elements of that Science</I>. London: For J. Nourse, 1769. 8<V>o. (Title-page tipped-in, A3 and A4 detached from textblock.) Contemporary marbled boards, uncut (rebacked). <I>Provenance</I>: Thomas Llewelyn (bookplate, gifted to); Bristol Baptist College (library shelf marks on title-page and front endpapers). FIRST EDITION. Emerson, a mathematician, is best known for his series of textbooks written for young students. -- BOWIE, William. <I>Determination of Time, Longitude, Latitude, and Azimuth</I>. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1913. 4<V>o. Illustrated. Contemporary quarter morocco, original printed wrappers bound in. Fifth edition. -- BRYAN, Margaret. <I>A Compendious System of Astronomy</I>. London: for the author, 1797. 4<V>o. Illustrated. Contemporary calf (rebacked). <I>Provenance</I>: J. Jeremiah (signature on title-page dated 1864); The North Devon Athenaeum (bookplate and library stamps); Barnstaple Literary & Scientific Institution (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. -- BURRITT, Elijah H. <I>The Geography of the Heavens. And Class-Book of Astronomy</I>. Greatly enlarged, revised and illustrated by H. Mattison. New York: Mason Brothers, 1856. 8<V>o. Original purple cloth, gilt. -- DREYER, J.L.E. <I>Tycho Brahe</I>. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1890. Illustrated. 8<V>o. Original blue cloth, gilt (extremities just rubbed). <I>Provenance</I>: THOMSON, William, first Baron Kelvin (1824-1907) (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED on the half-title by Dreyer "The Right Hon. Lord Kelvin F.R.S. with the Author's comp'ts." -- DUNKIN, Edwin. <I>The Midnight Sky</I>. [London]: The Religious Tract Society, 1891. 4<V>o. Illustrated. Original maroon cloth decorated in silver, lettered in gilt (rebacked). Revised edition. -- DYSON, F.W. "A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun's Gravitational Field, from Observations made at the Total Eclipse of May 29, 1919." Offprint from: <I>Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society</I>. Appendix to Volume 62. London: Royal Astronomical Society, 1920. 4<V>o original printed wrappers; cloth folding box. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue. -- FIGUIER, Louis. <I>The World before the Deluge</I>. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1867. 8<V>o. Illustrated. Contemporary half calf, gilt. <I>Provenance</I>: W.S. Walker (presentation inscription from O.C. Marsh). New Edition, INSCRIBED BY American paleontologist O.C. Marsh on the recto of the first blank "W.S. Walker Esq. With the Kind regards of O.C. Marsh. Oct. 1871." -- GABB, Thomas, Rev. <I>Thoughts on the Creation, and on the Systems of Astronomy</I>. London: Keating, Brown and Co., 1812. 8<V>o. Contemporary tree calf, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- GOULD, Benjamin Apthorp. <I>Report to the Smithsonian Institution, on the History of the Discovery of Neptune</I>. Washington City: The Smithsonian Institute, 1850. 8<V>o. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION. -- GRIGGS, William N. <I>The Celebrated "Moon Story," its Origin and Incidents; with a Memoir of the Author, and an Appendix</I>. 12<V>o. Original black cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. FIRST EDITION exposing Richard Adams Locke's famous hoax reporting inhabitants on the moon. -- HALL, Asaph. <I>Observations and Orbits of the Satellites of Mars</I>. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1878. 4<V>o. Original printed wrappers (rebacked). -- KELLY, P. <I>A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy</I>. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1822. 8<V>o. Illustrated. Original blue boards, printed paper label on spine; quarter morocco folding box. Fifth edition. -- ANOTHER COPY. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards (rebacked). -- MAUNDER, E.W. <I>Sir William Huggins and Spectroscopic Astronomy</I>. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, [n.d.].12<V>o. Original green pictorial cloth. -- NEWCOMB, Simon. <I>An Investigation of the Orbit of Uranus</I>. Washington: [The Smithsonian Institute], 1873. 4<V>o. Modern cloth, original printed wrappers bound in. <I>Provenance</I>: United States Air Force Research Library (cancelled library stamps); Library of Congress (cancelled library stamps). FIRST EDITION. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, number 262. -- RUSSELL, Henry Norris. <I>Determinations of Stellar Parallax</I>. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1911. 4<V>o. Original blue cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- SCHMIDT, Maarten. "3C 273: A Star-Like Object with Large Red-Shift." Offprint from: <I>Nature</I>. Volume 197, number 4872. [St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co., Ltd, n.d.]. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue, of Schmidt's announcement on Quasars. -- TURNER, H.H. <I>A Voyage in Space</I>. London: The Sheldon Press, 1925. 8<V>o. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt. <I>Provenance</I>: Mrs. Edwin Furnham Greene John Gardner Greene (presentation inscription from the author). Secondon edition INSCRIBED by Turner on the front free endpaper "With the kindest regards of the author to Mrs. Edwin Furham Greene & John Gardner Greene, 1926 oct 15 H.H. Turner." -- VINCE, S., Rev. <I>The Elements of Astronomy</I>. Cambridge: for the University, 1810. 8<V>o. Illustrated. Contemporary half calf. <I>Provenance</I>: Thomas Walker (contemporary signature). Third edition. -- WHISTON, William. <I>A New Theory of the Earth</I>. London: Benjamin and Samuel Tooke, 1722. 8<V>o. Illustrated. Contemporary paneled calf (joints starting). Third edition, revised. -- WINTERHALTER, Albert G. <I>The International Astrophotographic Congress and a Visit to Certain European Observatories and other Institutions: Report to the Superintendent</I>. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. 4<V>o. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. (22) |
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    [ASTRONOMY -- AMERICAN AND ENGLISH]. -- [EMERSON, William]. A System of Astronomy. Containing the Investigation and Demonstration of the Elements of that Science. London: For J. Nourse, 1769. 8o. (Title-page tipped-in, A3 and A4 detached from textblock.) Contemporary marbled boards, uncut (rebacked). Provenance: Thomas Llewelyn (bookplate, gifted to); Bristol Baptist College (library shelf marks on title-page and front endpapers). FIRST EDITION. Emerson, a mathematician, is best known for his series of textbooks written for young students. -- BOWIE, William. Determination of Time, Longitude, Latitude, and Azimuth. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1913. 4o. Illustrated. Contemporary quarter morocco, original printed wrappers bound in. Fifth edition. -- BRYAN, Margaret. A Compendious System of Astronomy. London: for the author, 1797. 4o. Illustrated. Contemporary calf (rebacked). Provenance: J. Jeremiah (signature on title-page dated 1864); The North Devon Athenaeum (bookplate and library stamps); Barnstaple Literary & Scientific Institution (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. -- BURRITT, Elijah H. The Geography of the Heavens. And Class-Book of Astronomy. Greatly enlarged, revised and illustrated by H. Mattison. New York: Mason Brothers, 1856. 8o. Original purple cloth, gilt. -- DREYER, J.L.E. Tycho Brahe. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1890. Illustrated. 8o. Original blue cloth, gilt (extremities just rubbed). Provenance: THOMSON, William, first Baron Kelvin (1824-1907) (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED on the half-title by Dreyer "The Right Hon. Lord Kelvin F.R.S. with the Author's comp'ts." -- DUNKIN, Edwin. The Midnight Sky. [London]: The Religious Tract Society, 1891. 4o. Illustrated. Original maroon cloth decorated in silver, lettered in gilt (rebacked). Revised edition. -- DYSON, F.W. "A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun's Gravitational Field, from Observations made at the Total Eclipse of May 29, 1919." Offprint from: Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society. Appendix to Volume 62. London: Royal Astronomical Society, 1920. 4o original printed wrappers; cloth folding box. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue. -- FIGUIER, Louis. The World before the Deluge. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1867. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary half calf, gilt. Provenance: W.S. Walker (presentation inscription from O.C. Marsh). New Edition, INSCRIBED BY American paleontologist O.C. Marsh on the recto of the first blank "W.S. Walker Esq. With the Kind regards of O.C. Marsh. Oct. 1871." -- GABB, Thomas, Rev. Thoughts on the Creation, and on the Systems of Astronomy. London: Keating, Brown and Co., 1812. 8o. Contemporary tree calf, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- GOULD, Benjamin Apthorp. Report to the Smithsonian Institution, on the History of the Discovery of Neptune. Washington City: The Smithsonian Institute, 1850. 8o. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION. -- GRIGGS, William N. The Celebrated "Moon Story," its Origin and Incidents; with a Memoir of the Author, and an Appendix. 12o. Original black cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. FIRST EDITION exposing Richard Adams Locke's famous hoax reporting inhabitants on the moon. -- HALL, Asaph. Observations and Orbits of the Satellites of Mars. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1878. 4o. Original printed wrappers (rebacked). -- KELLY, P. A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1822. 8o. Illustrated. Original blue boards, printed paper label on spine; quarter morocco folding box. Fifth edition. -- ANOTHER COPY. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards (rebacked). -- MAUNDER, E.W. Sir William Huggins and Spectroscopic Astronomy. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, [n.d.].12o. Original green pictorial cloth. -- NEWCOMB, Simon. An Investigation of the Orbit of Uranus. Washington: [The Smithsonian Institute], 1873. 4o. Modern cloth, original printed wrappers bound in. Provenance: United States Air Force Research Library (cancelled library stamps); Library of Congress (cancelled library stamps). FIRST EDITION. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, number 262. -- RUSSELL, Henry Norris. Determinations of Stellar Parallax. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1911. 4o. Original blue cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- SCHMIDT, Maarten. "3C 273: A Star-Like Object with Large Red-Shift." Offprint from: Nature. Volume 197, number 4872. [St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co., Ltd, n.d.]. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue, of Schmidt's announcement on Quasars. -- TURNER, H.H. A Voyage in Space. London: The Sheldon Press, 1925. 8o. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt. Provenance: Mrs. Edwin Furnham Greene John Gardner Greene (presentation inscription from the author). Secondon edition INSCRIBED by Turner on the front free endpaper "With the kindest regards of the author to Mrs. Edwin Furham Greene & John Gardner Greene, 1926 oct 15 H.H. Turner." -- VINCE, S., Rev. The Elements of Astronomy. Cambridge: for the University, 1810. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary half calf. Provenance: Thomas Walker (contemporary signature). Third edition. -- WHISTON, William. A New Theory of the Earth. London: Benjamin and Samuel Tooke, 1722. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary paneled calf (joints starting). Third edition, revised. -- WINTERHALTER, Albert G. The International Astrophotographic Congress and a Visit to Certain European Observatories and other Institutions: Report to the Superintendent. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. 4o. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. (22)

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    [ASTRONOMY -- AMERICAN AND ENGLISH]. -- [EMERSON, William]. A System of Astronomy. Containing the Investigation and Demonstration of the Elements of that Science. London: For J. Nourse, 1769. 8o. (Title-page tipped-in, A3 and A4 detached from textblock.) Contemporary marbled boards, uncut (rebacked). Provenance: Thomas Llewelyn (bookplate, gifted to); Bristol Baptist College (library shelf marks on title-page and front endpapers). FIRST EDITION. Emerson, a mathematician, is best known for his series of textbooks written for young students. -- BOWIE, William. Determination of Time, Longitude, Latitude, and Azimuth. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1913. 4o. Illustrated. Contemporary quarter morocco, original printed wrappers bound in. Fifth edition. -- BRYAN, Margaret. A Compendious System of Astronomy. London: for the author, 1797. 4o. Illustrated. Contemporary calf (rebacked). Provenance: J. Jeremiah (signature on title-page dated 1864); The North Devon Athenaeum (bookplate and library stamps); Barnstaple Literary & Scientific Institution (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. -- BURRITT, Elijah H. The Geography of the Heavens. And Class-Book of Astronomy. Greatly enlarged, revised and illustrated by H. Mattison. New York: Mason Brothers, 1856. 8o. Original purple cloth, gilt. -- DREYER, J.L.E. Tycho Brahe. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1890. Illustrated. 8o. Original blue cloth, gilt (extremities just rubbed). Provenance: THOMSON, William, first Baron Kelvin (1824-1907) (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED on the half-title by Dreyer "The Right Hon. Lord Kelvin F.R.S. with the Author's comp'ts." -- DUNKIN, Edwin. The Midnight Sky. [London]: The Religious Tract Society, 1891. 4o. Illustrated. Original maroon cloth decorated in silver, lettered in gilt (rebacked). Revised edition. -- DYSON, F.W. "A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun's Gravitational Field, from Observations made at the Total Eclipse of May 29, 1919." Offprint from: Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society. Appendix to Volume 62. London: Royal Astronomical Society, 1920. 4o original printed wrappers; cloth folding box. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue. -- FIGUIER, Louis. The World before the Deluge. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1867. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary half calf, gilt. Provenance: W.S. Walker (presentation inscription from O.C. Marsh). New Edition, INSCRIBED BY American paleontologist O.C. Marsh on the recto of the first blank "W.S. Walker Esq. With the Kind regards of O.C. Marsh. Oct. 1871." -- GABB, Thomas, Rev. Thoughts on the Creation, and on the Systems of Astronomy. London: Keating, Brown and Co., 1812. 8o. Contemporary tree calf, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- GOULD, Benjamin Apthorp. Report to the Smithsonian Institution, on the History of the Discovery of Neptune. Washington City: The Smithsonian Institute, 1850. 8o. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION. -- GRIGGS, William N. The Celebrated "Moon Story," its Origin and Incidents; with a Memoir of the Author, and an Appendix. 12o. Original black cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. FIRST EDITION exposing Richard Adams Locke's famous hoax reporting inhabitants on the moon. -- HALL, Asaph. Observations and Orbits of the Satellites of Mars. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1878. 4o. Original printed wrappers (rebacked). -- KELLY, P. A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1822. 8o. Illustrated. Original blue boards, printed paper label on spine; quarter morocco folding box. Fifth edition. -- ANOTHER COPY. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards (rebacked). -- MAUNDER, E.W. Sir William Huggins and Spectroscopic Astronomy. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, [n.d.].12o. Original green pictorial cloth. -- NEWCOMB, Simon. An Investigation of the Orbit of Uranus. Washington: [The Smithsonian Institute], 1873. 4o. Modern cloth, original printed wrappers bound in. Provenance: United States Air Force Research Library (cancelled library stamps); Library of Congress (cancelled library stamps). FIRST EDITION. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, number 262. -- RUSSELL, Henry Norris. Determinations of Stellar Parallax. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1911. 4o. Original blue cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. -- SCHMIDT, Maarten. "3C 273: A Star-Like Object with Large Red-Shift." Offprint from: Nature. Volume 197, number 4872. [St. Albans: Fisher, Knight & Co., Ltd, n.d.]. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue, of Schmidt's announcement on Quasars. -- TURNER, H.H. A Voyage in Space. London: The Sheldon Press, 1925. 8o. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt. Provenance: Mrs. Edwin Furnham Greene John Gardner Greene (presentation inscription from the author). Secondon edition INSCRIBED by Turner on the front free endpaper "With the kindest regards of the author to Mrs. Edwin Furham Greene & John Gardner Greene, 1926 oct 15 H.H. Turner." -- VINCE, S., Rev. The Elements of Astronomy. Cambridge: for the University, 1810. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary half calf. Provenance: Thomas Walker (contemporary signature). Third edition. -- WHISTON, William. A New Theory of the Earth. London: Benjamin and Samuel Tooke, 1722. 8o. Illustrated. Contemporary paneled calf (joints starting). Third edition, revised. -- WINTERHALTER, Albert G. The International Astrophotographic Congress and a Visit to Certain European Observatories and other Institutions: Report to the Superintendent. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1889. 4o. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, gilt. FIRST EDITION. (22)


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