An Atlas of Astronomy; a series of seventy-two plates, with introduction and index.

BALL, Sir Robert S. (1840-1913).

Published by D. Appleton and Company, 1892., 1892
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Square 8vo. xi, 57, [1], 17 pp. 72 plates (some color lithography and tissue guards), index; plates 20, 44, 50 reinforced hinges. Original full blind and silver-stamped cloth; extremities rubbed and abrasions to hinges, inner joints neatly reinforced with kozo, endleaves scarred due to tape pulled from surface. Very good. RARE. First American edition (issued in London). Perhaps Ball's most ambitious work: the 72 full-page plates are artfully presented and take advantage of the best of printing techniques of the time. This is the only edition, through the London edition is far more common. "The high reputation of Sir Robert Ball as a writer on astronomy at once popular and scientific, is in itself a more than sufficient recommendation of his newly published, 'Atlas of Astronomy.' The plates are clear and well arranged, and those of them which represent the more striking aspects of the more important heavenly bodies are very beautifully executed. The introduction is written with Sir Robert Ball's well-known lucidity and simplicity of exposition, and altogether the Atlas is admirably adapted to meet the needs and smooth the difficulties of young and inexperienced students of astronomy, as well as materially to assist the researches of those that are more advanced." â" London Times (review). See: Book News, volume 11, page 557. The Geographical Journal, Volume 1, page 95: "This atlas contains seventy-two plates with an introduction, in which ample information is given with regard to the methods of using them. There are various novel features in the atlas which are worthy of special attention, the first of which is a series of sun-spot charts. These have been drawn on the principle employed by Mr. Arthur Thomson; and with their aid the heliographic latitude and longitude of a sun-spot may be determined within a single degree. Another feature is the 'Index to Planets,' which will be of great service to the beginner in the identification of those bodies. The series of moon-charts contain careful representations of the lunar formations, and give pictures of the moon for nearly every age [phases of the moon], as which it can be satisfactorily observed, up to the time of the full [moon]. Each of these pictures is furnished with a key and index of names. This atlas also contains drawings of Jupiter, Saturn, a map of the Pleiades, a chart of Mars, plates representing nebulae, comets, start charts, and indeed all the maps and diagrams in the author's usual clear style, and concludes with a well-chosen selection of telescopic objects." "Robert Ball was a noted lecturer and popularizer of astronomy. He was the eldest son of Irish naturalist Dr. Robert Ball. His preliminary education was completed at Abbot's Grange, Chester, whereupon he entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1857. As an undergraduate, Ball was a gold medalist in mathematics, in the experimental and natural sciences, and was awarded a University Scholarship in 1860. He graduated in 1865." Jordan D. Marchà , II â" See: Prof. Thomas Hockey, ed., Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: An Atlas of Astronomy; a series of ...
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company, 1892.
Publication Date: 1892

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