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Studies of Meteors

By: (Bredikhin, FA)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Moscow, 1954

Seller ID: 003952


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 Jup... View more info

Reception of Dr. Benjamin A. Gould By his Fellow-Citizens of Boston and Vicinity June 22, 1874

By: Dana, Richard Henry; Gould, Benjamin A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Rand, Avery and Company.: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005109


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 off... View more info

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.

By: Eastman, J.R

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Salem, MA, The Salem Press Publishing and Printing Co: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002849


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 ... View more info

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

By: Gregory, Olinthus

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, James, Luke G. and Luke J. Hansard, Printers: 1840

Seller ID: 003818


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 fron... View more info

An Account of the Progress in Astronomy in the Year 1882. From the Smithsonian Report for 1882

By: Holden, Edward S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1883

Seller ID: 011924


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... View more info

Unsere Erde. Astronomische und physische Erdbeschreibung. Eine Vorhalle zur Lander und Volkerkunde.

By: Jakob, A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Freiburg im Breisgau, Herdersche Verlagshandlung: 1895

Seller ID: 008824


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. GO... View more info

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

By: Olmsted, Denison

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Collins and Brother: 1849

Seller ID: 008657


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 mo... View more info