New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. First edition. Unbound original article, 16 pp. with 17 engravings. Prof. J. E. Nourse, U.S.N. was from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Prof. Nourse previously wrote on the founding of the U. S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. Occasional light foxing, dog-ear. Very good condition. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Observatories in the United States
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Publication Date: 1874
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Harper & Brothers, NY, 1874. Unbound. Book Condition: VG. 16pp extract, printed in double columns, illustrated with 17 characteristic Harper's engravgings, including a small portrait of Ormsby McKnight, Mitchell, salvaged from a damaged issue of Harper's Monthly, Volume XLVIII, No. 286, March, 1874. The new observatory at Cincinnati, the Naval Observatory, West Point, and Annapolis. Illustrations include exterior views of the old Cincinnati observatory and the new Cincinnati Observatory, the equatorial telescope at Cincinnati, a view of the United States Naval Observatory at Washington, D. C., a section of the main building, and a ground plan of the Naval Observatory, the new dome for the great equatorial telescope, a view of the great equatorial, the equatorial of the main building, part of the chronometer room, the transit instrument and transit circl, a plan of the mural circle, the mural circle and smaller transit instrument, a north front view of the West Point Observatory, and the Annapolis Observatory. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve. This is the actual extract, not a photocopy for $47.00. Bookseller Inventory # 015453
Book Description Government Printing Office, 1873., Washington, D.C.:, 1873. Series: Washington Observations for 1871, Appendix IV. 4to. 52 pp. Tables. Original printed wrappers; top cover off, extremities chipped. Ownership signature of W. W. Keen, M.D. on top cover. Ex library rubber stamps on to cover and title. Good. PROVENANCE: William Williams Keen (1837-1932), professor of surgery at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, was a pioneer in linear craniotomy, one of the first in the United States to use x-rays in surgical diagnosis, and the first successfully to operate for meningioma. Bookseller Inventory # S6374