The Photobook I, p.51. With W.G. Lohrmann's Mondcharte in 25 Sektionen (?Leipzig, ?1878, 27 lithographed plates only), and 3 lunar photographs by L.M. Rutherfurd and R. Proctor (?late 19th century). (3) " /> NASMYTH, James (1808-1890) & James CARPENTER (1940-1899). <I>The Moon: considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite</I>. London: John Murray, 1874. Small 4° (280 x 220mm). Frontispiece and 23 plates, 20 mounted and 3 lithographs (gutta-percha perished, causing some leaves to be detached, frontispiece and title with marks of sellotape, a few light spots). Original blue cloth gilt, front cover with inset image of a volcanic eruption in black and gilt, top edges gilt (spine a little sunfaded and lightly worn, small split in front joint, quite rubbed, a few marks). <I>Provenance</I>: George Francis Riddiford (1841-1889, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, inscription on title dated November 1875) -- ROLAND L.T. CLARKSON (1889-1954, astronomer, inscription on title: "Roland T.L. Clarkson 2nd hand from H.L. Sheppard ... June 14th, 1947". The Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association, under the guidance of Section Director H P Wilkins, took a leading role in mapping the lunar surface. Wilkins named a lunar crater in honour of Clarkson.) -- British Astronomical Association (stamp on endpaper and title). Second edition, ASSOCIATION COPY. In response to the limitations of photographing accurate images of the moon, Nasmyth and Carpenter devised a solution to the problem. Taking Nasmyth's observed drawings of the moon along with photographs, the two made large-scale plaster models of the lunar surface and photographed them under controlled conditions, allowing for close examinations of the moon's surface. Parr and Badger, <I>The Photobook I</I>, p.51. With W.G. Lohrmann's <I>Mondcharte in 25 Sektionen</I> (?Leipzig, ?1878, 27 lithographed plates only), and 3 lunar photographs by L.M. Rutherfurd and R. Proctor (?late 19th century). (3) |
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    NASMYTH, James (1808-1890) & James CARPENTER (1940-1899). The Moon: considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite. London: John Murray, 1874. Small 4° (280 x 220mm). Frontispiece and 23 plates, 20 mounted and 3 lithographs (gutta-percha perished, causing some leaves to be detached, frontispiece and title with marks of sellotape, a few light spots). Original blue cloth gilt, front cover with inset image of a volcanic eruption in black and gilt, top edges gilt (spine a little sunfaded and lightly worn, small split in front joint, quite rubbed, a few marks). Provenance: George Francis Riddiford (1841-1889, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, inscription on title dated November 1875) -- ROLAND L.T. CLARKSON (1889-1954, astronomer, inscription on title: "Roland T.L. Clarkson 2nd hand from H.L. Sheppard ... June 14th, 1947". The Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association, under the guidance of Section Director H P Wilkins, took a leading role in mapping the lunar surface. Wilkins named a lunar crater in honour of Clarkson.) -- British Astronomical Association (stamp on endpaper and title).

    Second edition, ASSOCIATION COPY. In response to the limitations of photographing accurate images of the moon, Nasmyth and Carpenter devised a solution to the problem. Taking Nasmyth's observed drawings of the moon along with photographs, the two made large-scale plaster models of the lunar surface and photographed them under controlled conditions, allowing for close examinations of the moon's surface. Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, p.51.

    With W.G. Lohrmann's Mondcharte in 25 Sektionen (?Leipzig, ?1878, 27 lithographed plates only), and 3 lunar photographs by L.M. Rutherfurd and R. Proctor (?late 19th century). (3)

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    NASMYTH, James (1808-1890) & James CARPENTER (1940-1899). The Moon: considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite. London: John Murray, 1874. Small 4° (280 x 220mm). Frontispiece and 23 plates, 20 mounted and 3 lithographs (gutta-percha perished, causing some leaves to be detached, frontispiece and title with marks of sellotape, a few light spots). Original blue cloth gilt, front cover with inset image of a volcanic eruption in black and gilt, top edges gilt (spine a little sunfaded and lightly worn, small split in front joint, quite rubbed, a few marks). Provenance: George Francis Riddiford (1841-1889, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, inscription on title dated November 1875) -- ROLAND L.T. CLARKSON (1889-1954, astronomer, inscription on title: "Roland T.L. Clarkson 2nd hand from H.L. Sheppard ... June 14th, 1947". The Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association, under the guidance of Section Director H P Wilkins, took a leading role in mapping the lunar surface. Wilkins named a lunar crater in honour of Clarkson.) -- British Astronomical Association (stamp on endpaper and title).

    Second edition, ASSOCIATION COPY. In response to the limitations of photographing accurate images of the moon, Nasmyth and Carpenter devised a solution to the problem. Taking Nasmyth's observed drawings of the moon along with photographs, the two made large-scale plaster models of the lunar surface and photographed them under controlled conditions, allowing for close examinations of the moon's surface. Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, p.51.

    With W.G. Lohrmann's Mondcharte in 25 Sektionen (?Leipzig, ?1878, 27 lithographed plates only), and 3 lunar photographs by L.M. Rutherfurd and R. Proctor (?late 19th century). (3)


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