17 June 2008
LOCKYER, Joseph Norman (1836-1920). Contributions to Solar Physics. London: Macmillan and Co., 1874.
8o (217 x 149 mm). Frontispiece and 6 plates (2 folding), woodcuts in the text throughout. (Some light spotting.) Original blue pictorial cloth, gilt, top edges gilt (spine a bit faded and head and foot scuffed, corners just touched, inner hinges weak). Provenance: Archibald Leckie (presentation inscription from the author).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title: "To my dear Friend Archibald Leckie, Norman Lockyer Feb 5. 1874." Lockyer was founding editor of the influential journal Nature and co-discoverer of the Gas Helium, the presence of which he noted during a solar eclipse of 1888.
LOCKYER, Joseph Norman. Studies in Spectrum Analysis. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. 8o (178 x 120 mm). Frontispiece and 7 plates (2 folding). (Some minor spotting.) Contemporary prize binding of tree calf, gilt. Provenance: Wilson (Clifton College school prize bookplate dated 1878). FIRST EDITION. -- LOCKYER, Joseph Norman. The Chemistry of the Sun. London: Macmillan and Co., 1887. 8o (225 x 150 mm). Illustrations and diagrams in the text throughout. (Some minor spotting.) Original brown cloth, gilt, uncut (a bit cocked). Provenance: publisher's presentation copy to an unknown recipient (rubberstamp title-page); R.S. (initials); penciled marginal notation throughout. FIRST EDITION.
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