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) | Christie's