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Sir Robert Stawell Ball

Published by Cassell & Company Ltd., London & New York (1889)

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Item Description: Cassell & Company Ltd., London & New York, 1889. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Leather hardcover, this book is grubby throughout, being an ex- Dundee Free library Book. Has the stamps of a lending library in all the usual places. Spine solid having been repaired. This book deal with the current state of knowledge of the sun, moon and planets at that time. It endeavors to enthuse the young on astronomy by keeping it relatively simple. This book was very innovative in its day, seeking to expand youngsters knowledge on the subject. A very good book in more ways than one, despite its grubby condition. Sir Robert Stawell Ball FRS (1 July 1840 to 25 November 1913) was an Irish astronomer who founded the screw theory. He was the son of naturalist Robert Ball and Amelia Gresley Hellicar. Ball worked for Lord Rosse from 1865 to 1867. In 1867 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin. There he lectured on mechanics and published an elementary account of the science. In 1874 Ball was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin at Dunsink Observatory. Ball contributed to the science of kinematics by delineating the screw displacement theory. Bookseller Inventory # 000659

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Robert Stawell Ball

Published by Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10: 1108014178 ISBN 13: 9781108014175

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Item Description: Cambridge University Press. Book Condition: New. 2010. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # 9781108014175

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BALL, Robert Stawell (1840-1913):

Published by London, etc.: Cassell, 1889. (1889)

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Item Description: London, etc.: Cassell, 1889., 1889. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Frontispiece, xii, 376 pp; 92 figs. Original cloth. A few nicks to head and heel of spine, else Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 22788

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Ball, Robert Stawell, Sir (1840-1913)

Published by London, Paris [etc.] : Cassell and Company (1908)

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Item Description: London, Paris [etc.] : Cassell and Company, 1908. Revised Edition, 4th printing. Description: vii, 388p. : frontis. (t.g)., illus. ; 19.5cm. Subjects: Astronomy -- guidebooks -- juvenile audience. "With 92 illustrations and a Rembrandt frontispiece . thirty-fifth thousand" --title page. First published in 1889. Based on a series of lectures given at the Royal Instituion of Great Britain in 1881 and 1887 "specially addressed to a juvenile audience" --preface to first edition. Very good copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked, full aniline calf. Raised band and elaborately gilt-tooled compartments to spine. Gilt filigree borders to front and back panel. Copy from Bridlington Grammar School with their gilt-tooled coat-of-arms to the front panel. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 388 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 181578

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Ball, Robert Stawell, Sir (1840-1913)

Published by London, Paris [etc.] : Cassell and Company (1908)

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Item Description: London, Paris [etc.] : Cassell and Company, 1908. Revised Edition, 4th printing. Description: vii, 388p. : frontis. (t.g)., illus. ; 19.5cm. Subjects: Astronomy -- guidebooks -- juvenile audience. With 92 illustrations and a Rembrandt frontispiece . thirty-fifth thousand --title page. First published in 1889. Based on a series of lectures given at the Royal Instituion of Great Britain in 1881 and 1887 specially addressed to a juvenile audience --preface to first edition. Very good copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked, full aniline calf. Raised band and elaborately gilt-tooled compartments to spine. Gilt filigree borders to front and back panel. Copy from Bridlington Grammar School with their gilt-tooled coat-of-arms to the front panel. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 388 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 181578

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