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Madeira spectroscopic. . .

Smyth, C. Piazzi

Published by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1882
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Smyth, Charles Piazzi (1819-1900). Madeira spectroscopic, being a revision of 21 places in the red half of the solar visible spectrum. . . . 4to. x, 32pp. Lithographed frontispiece & 18 plates; woodburytype tipped to title. Edinburgh: W. & A. K. Johnston, 1882. 272 x 270 mm. Original cloth, a little soiled & worn. Light browning but very good. First Edition. Smyth, Scotland's Astronomer Royal, charted the spectra of the sun, aurora, zodiacal light, the atmosphere under different meterological conditions, and various luminous gases. His prize-winning spectroscopic studies, particularly those of gases, were of great use to theoretical astrophysicists in the latter half of the 19th century. DSB. McGucken, Nineteenth Century Spectroscopy, pp. 133-34. Bookseller Inventory # 34372

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Title: Madeira spectroscopic. . .

Publisher: W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh

Publication Date: 1882

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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