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BARNARD, EDWARD EMERSON. A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Part I Photographs and Descriptions. Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1927. Portrait frontispiece and 51 original photographic prints mounted on silk linings. Oblong 4to, original cloth; light browning and staining (not affecting photographs). LIMITED EDITION, onE of 700 copies.
"The publication of this Atlas, in accordance with the desires of Professor Barnard, was assured by a grant made by the Carnegie Institution of Washington on 1907. The long delay in appearance calls for an explanation... The attempts made with the photogravure and other porcesses did not give the assurance of uniformity that was desired, and finally the author was persuaded that actual photographic prints would be more satisfactory... than any other method of reproduction... Professor Barnard... took upon himself the heavy duty of personally inspecting every print..." Edwin B. Frost in the preface. (Photo-Illustrated)
John Williams Streeter, February 17, 1930, his name on front free endpaper.
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