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1 (Bredikhin, FA) Studies of Meteors
Moscow 1954 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
607 pages. With several in text illustrations and a few fold out facsimiles of Bredikhin's writing. All text in Russian/Cyrillic. Fyodor Bredikhin, a Russian astronomer, is best known for his studies on the tales of comets and his studies of meteors. This work apparently collects many of his studies on meteors, including the origin of cosmic meteors, the origin of periodic comets, various observations of the Perseids showers in Russia in the early 1890's, the role of Jupiter in the formation of radiants, the orbits of Bielids, instances of fractionation of comets, etc. (This is all based on translations as given by a sheet tipped in to the book). In GOOD condition, slightly EX-LIBRARY with call numbers taped to the spine and written at the top of the title page. Moderate dusting/soiling to the covers. General fading, minor scuffing and edgewear. Very minor stain on the lower front cover. Interior clean and solid with minor darkening. Minor pencil annotations to the front and rear endpapers. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Dana, Richard Henry; Gould, Benjamin A. Reception of Dr. Benjamin A. Gould By his Fellow-Citizens of Boston and Vicinity June 22, 1874
Boston Rand, Avery and Company. 1874 no First Edition Original Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. An address by Benjamin A. Gould describing his travels in South America, primarily Argentina, performing astronomical observations and presenting some of his findings. Gould was a noted American astronomer, one of the first to use photography, and recipient of a gold medal from the Royal Astronomical Society for his work. Preceded by a two page address by Richard Henry Dana. GOOD condition with light soiling and fading to the wraps. Heavy darkening and offsetting along the upper extremity. Minor chipping and creasing to the wraps along the extremities, mostly along the spine. Wraps splitting along the upper and lower hinges. Interior clean and solid with some toning to the paper. BAL 4477. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Eastman, J.R The Neglected Field of Fundamental Astronomy. Address by J.R. Eastman, Vice-President, section A, Before the Section of Mathematics and Astronomy, American Association for the Advancement of Science, at the Rochester Meeting, August, 1892.
Salem, MA The Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co 1892 no First Edition Original Wraps Fair 
An offprint from the Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vol. XLI 1892. Pages numbered 17-32, not including title page. An address by Eastman delineating the problems in the field of astronomy, caused by "old" and "new" astronomy and the advent of new techniques and technologies. In FAIR condition. Heavy browning to the front cover with some faded spotting, some soiling and other minor wear. Extremities with some minor tears and scuffs. Front cover detached along the upper half of its hinge. General fading to the pages with a few very minor tears in the fore edge margins of the pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Gregory, Olinthus White's Coelestial Atlas; or, an improved Ephemeris for the Year of our Lord 1840, Being Bissextile, or Leap Year. Wherein are contained the Places of the Old and New Planet, the Eclipses, Occultations, and other Celestial Phenomena of the Year
London James, Luke G. and Luke J. Hansard, Printers 1840 no Original Wraps Good 
Plain card wraps. 48 pages. A monthly almanac providing various numerical notations for the positions of astrological signs and other celestial objects, including planets. Also included are the mean places of the principal fixed stars, ephemerides of new planets (Juno, Pallas, and Ceres), tide tables, eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, etc. Brief mention is also made of gold and silver coins and their standards at the time. In GOOD condition. Title handwritten on the front cover. Minor to moderate creasing, browning and soiling, mostly to the rear cover. Spine with a small tear. Minor edgewear. General minor to moderate tanning to the pages, with minor scattered soiling. Last page with a paper repair to the lower corner. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Holden, Edward S. An Account of the Progress in Astronomy in the Year 1882. From the Smithsonian Report for 1882
Washington Government Printing Office 1883 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 48 pp. A report on various findings in astronomy during the year of 1882, including discussion of the Wells' Comet, a comet discovered by M. Cruls, discussion of the failed attempt to set up an observatory to find the hypothetical planet Vulcan (as well as discussion on supposed evidence for its existence), etc. GOOD condition. Heavy browning along the extremities. Minor to moderate soiling, minor staining and some creasing. Wrappers chipped and torn along the spine, with some chipping along the edges. Minor notations in pencil to the top front cover and title page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Jakob, A. Unsere Erde. Astronomische und physische Erdbeschreibung. Eine Vorhalle zur Lander und Volkerkunde.
Freiburg im Breisgau Herdersche Verlagshandlung 1895 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Later edition. Grayish cloth with a color illustration on the front cover, with an inset illustration of the Earth as viewed from space. 531 pp. With illustrations and a few fold out charts throughout, as well as a fold out star chart for Northern and Middle Europe at the rear cover. ALL TEXT IN GERMAN. A general scientific work describing the geography and astromony of Earth and the surrounding solar system, discussing the planets and other objects, as well as earth. GOOD condition. Uneven fading. Heavy darkening to the spine. Dark smudges to the rear cover, with some general soiling. Minor scuffing and bumping to the extremities. Some toning to the paper in the interior. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Olmsted, Denison A Compendium of Astronomy; containing the Elements of Science, familiarly explained and illustrated, with the latest Discoveries. Adapted to the use of Schools and Academies, and of the general Reader
New York Collins and Brother 1849 no Full Leather Good No Jacket 
Stereotype edition. Full calf leather. 284 pp., plus 10 pages of ads at the front. Black and white illustrations throughout. A general guide to the basic principles of astronomy, discussing the earth and its dimensions, aspects of measuring and calculating mass and distance in space, astronomical instruments, chapters on the planets (Mars, Saturn, Uranus, as well as the then so called planets-now asteroids-Ceres, Pallas and others), comets, etc. GOOD condition. Mostly moderate scuffing, a bit heavier along the extremities and spine. Uneven fading and darkening. Hinges cracked and beginning to separate, especially the lower 4 inches of the front hinge. Interior solid. Paper a bit browned, with heavy offsetting and browning to the endpapers. A few scattered spots of foxing. Pencil notation on the inside front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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