New York: Scribner, Welford and Co., 1881. J. Norman Lockyer (ed.); revised by RIchard A. Proctor. Octavo, boards, b&w frontis plate, folding chart of the solar system, b&w plates, text illus, pp xii, 432. Professionally rebound in new cloth boards with leather and gilt spine label, new endpapers. Near-fine condition.
Detailed guide to astronomy, profusely illustrated, by French science writer Amedee Guillemin (1826-1893). With sections on the solar system, the sidereal system, and the laws of astronomy. (It has been suggested that Guillemin may have been a source of inspiration for Jules Verne's 1865 novel, From the Earth to the Moon.). Item #101320
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