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PUBLICATIONS OF THE WASHBURN OBSERVATORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Vol.XII, Part I: DETERMINATIONS OF PROPER MOTION 1902-1907

By: Comstock, George C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Democrat Printing Company: 1908

Seller ID: 002717

Condition: Good


Thick volume of 317 pp. Top uncut pages- sides and bottom untrimmed. ex-mus. numbers on front cover and spine base. mildly soiled, chipping to edges. Tip of top right corner missing. Black lettering on spine.Chipping at base and top missing piece 1 1/4"x 1/4". Tear along back gutter. Covers are intact and exterior is Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+ condition. View more info

PUBLICATIONS OF THE WASHBURN OBSERVATORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. VOL. IX

By: Comstock, George C. and Albert S. Flint

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Democrat Printing Company: 1896

Seller ID: 002295

Condition: Good


Part 1, Investigation of the Aberration and Atmospheric Refraction, by George C. Comstock and Part 2. Determinations of Right Ascension., by Albert S. Flint. 258 pp. Some soiling to green wraps with ex.-mus. stamp and numbers on front. Chips & small missing pieces around edges. paper label and numbers on spine, spine edges missing small pieces. Moisture stain(widest part 1"x 1 1/2") on front. Doesn't go through. Wraps still intact and in Good condition for over 100 years old. Side pages untrimmed. Many uncut pages. Interior is tight, clean and VG+ condition. View more info

ASTRONOMICAL AND METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE DURING THE YEAR 1875, AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL OBSERVATORY

By: Davis, C. H. Rear-Admiral

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1878

Seller ID: 002783

Condition: Very Good-


Includes: Astronomical Observations in 1875; Observations and Results; Meteorological Observations Made in 1875. Errata includes Washington Observations for 1873, 1874, 1875. Green cloth covers with faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bent, corners and edges are rubbed, scuffing to cover faces. Spine ends are bent, torn and frayed. Ex. museum label at bottom of spine. Front hinge broken. Ex. museum stamp and date on front free endpaper. Interior pages are lightly browning along edges, otherwise clean and tight. Book in VG- condition. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping ... View more info

PUBLICATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL OBSERVATORY. Second Series. Volume I-XII

By: Davis, Rear-Admiral Charles H., Superintendent.

Price: $625.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office:

Seller ID: 002769

Condition: Good to Very Good


Set of 15. 1900-1929 publication dates. VOLUME I. Transit Circle Observations of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Miscellaneous Stars. 1894-1899. Professor William Harkness, and Professor A.N. Skinner. 1900 publication. VOLUME II. Zone Observations with the Nine-Inch Transit Circle. 1894-1901, by Aaron N. Skinner. 1902 publication. VOLUME III. Part I: Observations with the 26-Inch Equatorial, Part II and Part III: Observations with the 9-Inch Transit Circle, Part IV: Observations with the 6-Inch Transit Circle, Part V: Observations with the Prime Vertical Transit Instrument. 1903 publication. VOLUM... View more info

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT METEORS AND METEORITES

By: Dodson, R.S. Jr

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Publication of Morehead Planetarium.: 1960

Seller ID: 002795

Condition: Very Good-


" Meteors, once objects of awe and fright, by the beginning of the present century had been studied and explained to the point where they were regarded with only mild interest by the average layman. Today, with manned space rockets in the offing, meteors and meteorites have suddenly become objects of intensive investigation-almost a "crash" program." 20 pp. Illustrations and Photographs. Paper Wraps. Some scuff marks on front cover. Possibly two staple "marks" ? minor. Some soiling/spots on the back cover. Overall covers are Good+ to Very Good-. Interior is tight, clea... View more info

HALF-HOUR RECREATIONS IN POPULAR SCIENCE

By: Estes, Dana (Editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Estes & Lauriat: 1871

Seller ID: 004270

Condition: Good


No. 5. Nebulae, Comets, Meteoric Showers; and the Revelations of the Spectroscope Regarding Them by Prof. H. Schellen and Others. Coral and Coral Islands by Prof. J. D. Dana, of Yale College. pp. 143-190. Covers in Fair condition. Corners and edges are chipped and torn. Spine is exposed in several places. Internal document is string-tied, which is still in place. Page edges are uncut and are browned from age. Interior is tight, clean and Good. View more info

HALF-HOUR RECREATIONS IN POPULAR SCIENCE

By: Estes, Dana (Editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Lee & Shepard: 1871

Seller ID: 004271

Condition: Good-


No. 4. Spectrum Analysis Discoveries. Showing its applications in microscopical research, and to discoveries of the physical constitution and movements of the heavenly bodies. From the works of Schellen, Young, Roscoe, Lockyer, Huggins and others. Color Plate of solar prominence observed on October 7-8, 1869. pp. 95-142. Covers in Fair condition. Corners and edges are chipped and bent. Back cover is completely removed. Stains on front cover. Internal document is string-tied, which is still in place. Page edges are uncut and are browned from age. Some pages have small pencil markings... View more info

TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM. RESULTS OF MAGNETIC OBSERVATIONS MADE BY THE UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY BETWEEN JULY 1, 1911, AND DECEMBER 31, 1912

By: Faris, R. L.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1913

Seller ID: 003708

Condition: Good+


Special Publication 15."The present publication contains the results of observations made between July 1, 1911, and December 31, 1912,...Five magnetic observatories have been in operation throughout the period, at Cheltenham, Md.; Sitka, Alaska; near Honolulu, Hawaii; on Vieques Island, P.R.; and near Tucson, Ariz. Their records have furnished means for reducing to mean of day the values of declination obtained from the field observations. There will be found in the tables the values of the magnetic elements for each of the observatories for the year 1912." 102 pp. tan wraps. Mildly ... View more info

TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM. DISTRIBUTION OF THE MAGNETIC DECLINATION IN THE UNITED STATES FOR JANUARY 1, 1910

By: Faris, R. L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1911

Seller ID: 003709

Condition: Good+


Special Publication 9. With Isogonic Chart and Secular Change Tables."Since the publication fo the isogonic chart of the United States for 1905, so much additional data have been accumulated and the secular change of the magnetic declination has undergone such material modification that a new chart is demanded. January 1, 1910, was selected as the epoch for the chart, in order that the reduction fo the obervations to that epoch might be based on actual observations of the secular change." 14 pp. Large foldout colored map of the U.S. showing Lines of Equal Magnetic Declination and of Eq... View more info

PUBLICATIONS OF THE WASHBURN OBSERVATORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. Vol.XI. MERIDIAN OBSERVATIONS FOR STELLAR PARALLAX, First Series, 1893-96

By: Flint, Albert S.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Democrat Printing Company: 1902

Seller ID: 002629

Condition: Good to Good-


9 Tables with an Appendix for Table IX. 4 Plates. 435 pp. Top edge uncut. Side and bottom edges untrimmed. Paper covers mildly soiled. ex-mus. stamp barely visible and numbers on front cover. Spine ends small tears at ends with 1/4"x3/4" missing piece at top back gutter. Tear at back spine joint, along bottom edge and at spine base. "Filing" numbers at base of spine. Overall exterior is Good to Good-. Covers intact. Interior is tight, clean and VG+ condition. View more info

PUBLICATIONS OF THE WASHBURN OBSERVATORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. Vol.XIII, Part I. MERIDIAN OBSERVATIONS FOR STELLAR PARALLAX, Second Series, 1898-1905

By: Flint, Albert S.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Democrat Printing Company: 1919

Seller ID: 002719

Condition: Good


Similar observations as those published in Vol. XI (also available), except for a few changes in the conditions, the most important was the introduction of the registering transit micrometer.102 pp. Top edge uncut. Side and bottom edges untrimmed. Paper covers mildly soiled. ex-mus. stamp barely visible on front cover. Tears to spine, some repaired. Spine ends small tears at ends with 1/2"x1/4" missing piece at base. Otherwise exterior is Good. Covers intact. Faint ex.-mus stamp on title page and numbers, otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+ condition. View more info

PUBLICATIONS OF THE WASHBURN OBSERVATORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN. Vol.XIV, Part 2. MERIDIAN OBSERVATIONS OF COMPARISON STARS

By: Flint, Albert S.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Democrat Printing Company: 1926

Seller ID: 002720

Condition: Good


The following work on the meridian positions of stars was in an advanced state of completion by Professor Flint at the time of his death in 1923. The mean results are now published in a form similiar to what he had planned. pp.193-225.Top edge uncut. Paper covers detached from inside text, but intact. Covers mildly soiled. ex-mus. stamp on front cover. Tears to spine. Overall exterior is Good. ex-mus. stamp and numbers on title page, otherwise interior is tight, clean and in Very Good condition. View more info

ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE AT U.S. NAVAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE YEAR 1864

By: Gilliss, J. M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1866

Seller ID: 004268

Condition: Good


Contents include: Observations of Occultations of Stars by the Moon; Mean Right Ascensions of Stars Observed with the Transit Instrument; Mean Places for 1860.0 of Stars of Comparison used in Observations with the Equatorial; Constants for the Stars Observed in 1864. 524 pp. Olive paper wraps with pebbled leather spine. Wraps are soiled and missing pieces around edges. ex-mus. stamp/numbers on front and stamp on free endp. date written on title p.(small). Tears to spine with missing areas around ends, sections missing from title bar. Some corners bent/dog-earred. Foxing/mold throughout interio... View more info

ASTRONOMICAL AND METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL OBSERVATORY, DURING THE YEAR 1861

By: Gilliss, J. M.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1862

Seller ID: 006861

Condition: Good


Contents include: Physical aspects of the Comet, 1861, II; Aspects of Encke's Comet; Mean Right Ascensions of Stars observed with the Transit Instruments, for 1860.0; Mean Declinations of Stars observed with the Mural Circle, for 1860.0; Table of Zenith Distances for the Latitude of the Observatory; Mean places of Comparison Stars used in observations with the Equatorial; Catalogue of Stars observed in 1861; and others. 520 pp. Blue paper covers, black linen spine, paper title bar and ex. lib. identification sticker on spine. Covers are soiled and dirty, corners are creased and rubbed, spine i... View more info

REVIEW OF HERSCHEL'S OUTLINES OF ASTRONOMY

By: Herschel, John F. W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Metcalf and Company: 1849

Seller ID: 002797

Condition: Very Good


From The Christian Examiner For September, 1849. 29 pp. Brown paper wraps are in Good condition. Corners are bent and edges have some chipping. Bottom of spine is exposed. Major crease in the middle of the document. Top corner of front endpaper is stained. Interior is clean and Very Good. View more info

The Universe Around Us a Discussion By William Herschel in Response to an Enquiry By a Late Under Secretary of State

By: Herschel, William

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1932

Seller ID: 003382

Condition: Near Fine to Fine


Printed from the Original Manuscripts in the William L. Clements Library for the National Academy of Sciences. Frontis. facsimile of The Solar System engraved by Amos Doolittle 1790. 8 pp. of the correspondence between William Knox, the Under-Secretary of State for the American Department in England and Sir William Herschel who discovered the planet Uranus. Near Fine to Fine. View more info

HALL COLBY

By: House of Representatives

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1875

Seller ID: 004534

Condition: Very Good-


43D Congress. 2d Session. House of Representatives. Report No. 310. Report from The Committee on Claims regarding the petition of Hall Colby..."that he is the discoverer of certain principles in nautical astronomy of great importance, which he has for more than twenty years made known for the free benefit of the world:...he invented an improved mariners' compass, ...In the case of the United States naval vessels and transports, for many of which he represents that he has furnished and corrected compasses, he declares that he has never received any compensation..." 2 pages, front and ba... View more info

THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE

By: Hoyle, Fred

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002714

Condition: Very Good-


142 pp. Gray covers with black linen spine. Cover corners and edges are lightly rubbed, spine ends are bent. Endpapers with image of Orion and the Dark Bay taken at the Mount Wilson Observatory. Spine slightly cocked. Interior tight and clean. View more info

ESSAI SUR LA CINEMATIQUE CELESTE. ASTRONOMIE GEOMETRIQUE, OU BREVES CONSIDERATIONS SUR LA NOUVELLE THEORIE DES OVHELITES.

By: Hugo, Le Comte Leopold.

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Paris:, 1876

Seller ID: 002583

Condition: Good-


Salmon colored wraps. Some soiling. ex-mus. stamp on cover. Chipped and missing pieces from front cover/side edges, yet intact. 30 pp. Text in french and english. Chapters on Hugokeplerian Laws, and Hugodecimal Theory. View more info

AN ANALYSIS OF THE ATMOSPHERIC TRAJECTORIES OF 413 PRECISELY REDUCED PHOTOGRAPHIC METEORS

By: Jacchia, Luigi G.; Franco Verniani, and Robert E. Briggs

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press: 1967

Seller ID: 005818

Condition: Good+ to Very Good-


Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics. Volume 10, Number 1. 139 pp. Paper covers have dirt smudges, bent corners, rubbing to edges. Small stain on front cover that extends to page edge. Interior is tight and clean. Book in Good+ to VG- condition. View more info