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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    Lunar Atlas ... Vol. 1 [on ring-binder] ... Based on materials collected and prepared under the direction of Dr. G. P. Kuiper at the Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago. St. Louis: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, February 1960. Oblong 4° (430 x 532mm). Title printed in blue, 228 monochrome photographed plates of the moon's surface (title creased, one plate detached, some fraying to last few plates). Original ring-binder. FIRST EDITION. "The purpose of this Atlas is to provide the most complete and best available photographic coverage of the moon as a contribution of the United States Government in the national space effort" (Preface).

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    Lunar Atlas ... Vol. 1 [on ring-binder] ... Based on materials collected and prepared under the direction of Dr. G. P. Kuiper at the Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago. St. Louis: Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, February 1960. Oblong 4° (430 x 532mm). Title printed in blue, 228 monochrome photographed plates of the moon's surface (title creased, one plate detached, some fraying to last few plates). Original ring-binder. FIRST EDITION. "The purpose of this Atlas is to provide the most complete and best available photographic coverage of the moon as a contribution of the United States Government in the national space effort" (Preface).

    With 8 others, including Orthographic Atlas of the Moon. Supplement Number One to the Photographic Lunar Atlas Compiled by D.W.G. Arthur and E.A. Whitaker (Tucson, 1960, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to the BAA by E.A. Whitaker), Rectified Lunar Atlas. Supplement Number Two to the Photographic Lunar Atlas (Tucson, 1963, PRESENTATION COPY). (9)


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