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Bound to the Sun: The Story of Planets, Moons & Comets

By: Kippenhahn, Rudolf

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., W. H. Freeman & Company: 1990

Seller ID: 002280

ISBN: 0-7167-2124-4

Condition: Near Fine


"The splendor of the night sky has been a source of fascination and mystery for as long as human eyes have gazed at the heavens." 282 pages with index. Book and DJ in NF condition with little wear, no marks, interior clean and tight. View more info

POWDER MILL CREEK METEORITE

By: Kunz, George F

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1887

Seller ID: 002790

Condition: Good


(from the American Journal of Science, Vol. XXXIV, Dec. 1887). Two pages (front and back) disbound. 2 illustrations. Chipping to edges and corners torn. George Frederick Kunz was one of America's most prominent early gem experts. View more info

EAST TENNESSEE (?) METEORITE

By: Kunz, George F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Journal of Science: 1887

Seller ID: 002789

Condition: Good


From the American Journal of Science, Vol. XXXIV, Dec. 1887. Two pages (front and back). Disbound document. Creased, chipped along edge. Ink numbers written on top right corner. Document in Good condition. George Frederick Kunz was one of America's most prominent early gem experts. View more info

PUBLICATIONS OF THE WASHBURN OBSERVATORY. VOL. VI, Parts I and 2.

By: Lamb, Alice Maxwell, Milton Updefraff and George C. Comstock

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Madison, WIS, Democrat Printing Company: 1890

Seller ID: 002014

Condition: Good-


" During the years 1881-82-83, a considerable part of the working force of the Washburn Observatory was devoted to the search for new double stars, and Vols. 1 and 2 of the Publications of the Washburn Observatory contain the approximate positions of 259 such stars discovered during that period." Part 1: OBSERVATIONS WITH THE MERIDIAN CIRCLE by Alice Maxwell Lamb and Milton Updefraff and Part 2: OBSERVATIONS OF DOUBLE STARS by George C. Comstock. Wraps detached from text. Some soiling,discoloration to wraps.Tears to edges, missing piece at bottom edge and upper spine. ex-mus. numbers ... View more info

FROM NEBULA TO NEBULA OR THE DYNAMICS OF THE HEAVENS

By: Lepper, George Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, Privately Printed: 1920

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 002872

Condition: Good


Containing a Broad Outline of the History of Astronomy, a General Summary of its Achievements, a Synopsis and Criticism of Recent Cosmological Theories and Especially an Expansion of the Principle of Universal Gravitation to the Solution of Many Cosmic Problems Heretofore Deemed Insoluble. Signed Letter by Lepper laid in. 401 pp. ex.mus. stamp and numbers on title p. Water stain on back cover. pp.286-401 water marks along inside margins-doesn't interfere with text. Text "wavy" to touch. Otherwise interior is clean and tight and Very Good+. Mildly soiled rust covers with gilt lettering... View more info

CLASSIFICATION. Class Q SCIENCE

By: Library of Congress

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1913

Seller ID: 004881

Condition: Good


Adopted 1905. As in force November, 1912. Synopsis includes: Science (general); Mathematies; Astronomy- Geodesy; Physics; Chemistry- Crystallography; Geology- Mineralogy, Petrology, Paleontology; Natural History-Microscopy, General biology; Botany-Ecology; Zoology; Human Anatomy; Physiology-Experimental Psychology; and Bacteriology. 196 pp. includes Index. Brown paper covers. ex.mus.numbers and faint stamp. Mildly soiled covers.Faint watermark along the upper spine joint, 3" unto the top border, 2". Top border "mark" shows on title page only. Overall covers are Good. ex.mus. ... View more info

THE ZONE OF SMALL PLANETS BETWEEN MARS AND JUPITER

By: Loomis, Elias

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1855

Seller ID: 002724

Condition: Very Good-


Disbound from Smithsonian Institution, Ninth Annual Report. Article written by Professor Elias Loomis,of the Univeristy of New York.10 pp. (3 x 5 card laid in states: Senate Document, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1855. Very Good condition. View more info

. The Impact of Modern Astronomy on the Problems of the Origins of Life and the Cosmos.

By: Lovell, Sir Bernard

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Eugene, OR, Oregon State System of Higher Education: 1963

Seller ID: 002581

Condition: Very Good+


Contents:Radio Telescope and Space Probe and Origin of Life and Cosmos.46pp. small ex-mus. stamp on front and back cover otherwise Very Good to VG+. Covers slightly soiled. Interior is tight, clean and Near Fine. View more info

ON THE TEMPERATURE AND STRUCTURE OF THE SUN

By: Lummer, O.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philosophical Society of Washington,: 1908

Seller ID: 002974

Condition: Good+


Address Delivered by Invitation before Philosophical Society of Washington, March 21, 1907. Bulletin, Vol. XV, pp. 75-101. most pages uncut. mildly faded/soiled covers. ex.-mus stamp and number on front cover, small tears along front bottom edge, and one tiny tear at top edge, otherwise in VG- condition. ex-mus. stamp on first page of text otherwise Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 9 Figures/line drawings. View more info

ZONES OF STARS Observed at The United States Naval Observatory with The Mural Circle in The Years 1847, 1848, and 1849

By: Major, James, Lafayette Maynard, and William B. Muse

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1873

Seller ID: 002773

Condition: Good


Washington Observations for 1871- Appendix I. Table of Contents: INTERVALS OF TRANSIT-WIRES; INTERVALS OF MICROMETER-WIRES; REVOLUTIONS OF MICROMETER-SCREW; INDEX OF ZONES; ZONES. 162 pp. Red cloth covers faded and worn around edges. Top right corner worn to boards. Spine faded/discolored, ends frayed and missing piece 3/4"x3/4" at base. ex-mus. small paper label at base. On front endpaper numbers/date. Otherwise interior is clean, tight and in Very Good + condition. View more info

RESULTS OF OBSERVATIONS WITH THE NINE-INCH TRANSIT CIRCLE 1913-1926, Observations of the Sun, Moon, and Planets Catalogue of 9,989 Standard and Intermediary Stars Miscellaneous Stars

By: Morgan, H.R.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1933

Seller ID: 002297

Condition: Good


Title page and top of spine read "PUBLICATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL OBSERVATORY, SECOND SERIES. VOLUME XIII". Also on spine "NINE INCH TRANSIT CIRCLE 1913-1926. SUN, MOON, PLANETS. CATALOGUE OF 9,989 STARS FOR 1920.0. 582 MISCELLANOUS STARS. 2438 STANDARD STARS 1925.0. WASHINGTON 1933". Gilt lettering on spine. 365 pp. Interior is tight, clean, and in VG+ to Near Fine condition. 5 3/4" scratch, fraying the cloth on front cover. Otherwise the exterior is VG+. View more info

INVESTIGATION OF CORRECTIONS TO HANSEN'S TABLES OF THE MOON: WITH TABLES FOR THEIR APPLICATION

By: Newcomb, Simon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1876

Seller ID: 002791

Condition: Good-


Forming Part III of Papers Published by the Commission on the Transit of Venus. "When the problem of utilizing the observations of occultations at the several Transit of Venus stations, so as to determine the longitudes of those stations with all attainable accuracy, was presented to the Commission on the Transit of Venus, it was found necessary to make a careful determination of the errors of the lunar ephemeris before an entirely satisfactory solution of the problem could be attempted." 52 pp. Blue paper wraps with string-tie binding. Covers are significantly worn. Front cover separa... View more info

ON THE MASS OF JUPITER AND THE ORBIT OF POLYHYMNIA

By: Newcomb, Simon

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, Bureau of Equipment, Navy Department: 1895

Seller ID: 002805

Condition: Good


Astronomical Papers Prepared for the Use of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac. Published by Authority of Congress. Vol. V., Part V. Pages 383-449. Brown paper wraps with dirt smudges, chipped edges, missing most of spine. Ink writing and numbers on top of front cover. Water damage throughout document with stains and rippling on back cover, stains on interior page edges, rippling/waviness on most pages, but text is easily legible. Otherwise interior is tight. Document in Good condition. View more info

VARIABLE STARS IN THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUDS

By: Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia; and Sergei Gaposchkin

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution: 1966

Seller ID: 005819

Condition: Good+ to Very Good-


Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics. Volume 9 [Whole Volume]. 205 pp. Paper covers have dirt smudges, particularly on back cover, bent corners, rubbed edges, and creasing to spine. Interior is tight and clean. Book is in Good+ to VG- condition. View more info

ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPES

By: PEASE, F. G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1929

Seller ID: 004267

Condition: Very Good-


From the Smithsonian Report for 1928, Pages 201-211 (with 7 plates). Publication 2985. Brown paper wraps. Front cover darkened on top, light chipping along edges. Interior pages are also darkened, most are uncut. Document in VG- condition. View more info

STRANGE NEWS ABOUT THE SOLAR PROMINENCES

By: Proctor, Prof. R. A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Popular Science Review: 1872

Seller ID: 002788

Condition: Very Good-


(Popular Science Review)1881? Paper wraps. Pencil notes on back on one page. View more info

STRANGE DISCOVERIES RESPECTING THE AURORA AND RECENT SOLAR RESEARCHES

By: Proctor, Richard A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Lee & Shepard:

Seller ID: 002647

Condition: Fair


Half-Hour Recreations in Popular Science. No. 1. Original wraps are pale purple, worn and loose. Front cover missing portion of bottom, approximately 3"x3".(date and publisher "area" gone- 1870?) Smaller piece at top edge, 3/4"x3/4". Back cover intact, a couple of creases at edges. Barely string-tied. 21 pp. Interior is Good. First page some brown discoloration(only slightly on text and doesn't interfer with text). Some pages around border mildly soiled otherwise Good. Scarce in original wraps. View more info

SPACE TRIP FOR THE JONESES: PARTLY DESCRIBED BY THE JONESES THEMSELVES

By: Recht, Albert W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Denver, University of Denver: 1959

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 007248

Condition: Good+


253 pp. Bound in stiff blue paper "accopress binder", courtesy of the duplicating services of the University of Denver. Art Work by John B. Cuthbertson, typing by Lavonne Delahunty, multilithing by Nancy Boerup. Covers are bent and worn along edges and corners, edges are discolored and some evidence of minor water damage on front left top corner, spine ends and edges are worn. Discoloration along inside cover edges and dirt smudges where metal clasp rests. Title page has blue stain from sticker on inside front cover. Interior pages are browning along edges, otherwise clean. Book in Goo... View more info

ASTRONOMICAL AND METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE DURING THE YEAR 1873, AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL OBSERVATORY

By: Sands, Rear-Admiral B F., Superintendent.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1875

Seller ID: 002782

Condition: Very Good-


Includes: Observations with the Transit Circle 1873, pages 1-231; Catalogue of Stars Observed with the Transit Circle 1873, pages 235-254; Right Ascensions, North-Polar Distances, and Semi-Diameters of the Sun, Moon, and Planets, Deduced from Observations with the Transit Circle, and Compared with the Tables 1873, pages 257-265; List of Publications Presented to the Library During the Year 1873, pages 269-276; Meterorological Observations Made at the United States Naval Observatory During the Year 1873, 60 pp.; Appendix I. The Uranian and Neptunian Systems, Investigated with the 26-Inch Equato... View more info

General Description of the Moon.

By: Shaler, N. S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1903

Seller ID: 002873

Condition: Very Good+


Introductory chapter from A COMPARISON OF THE FEATURES OF THE EARTH AND THE MOON. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. Vol. XXXIV. (No.1438). Text is clean, tight and in VG+ condition. View more info