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The Planetary and Stellar Worlds. A Popular Exposition of the Great Discoveries and Theories of Modern Astronomy. In a series of ten lectures.

MITCHEL, Ormsby McKnight (1810?-1862).

Published by Phinney, Blakeman & Mason, 1860., New York:, 1860
Soft cover
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12mo. (in 6s). xvi, (17)-336 pp. 17 plates (3 folding). Original brown and blind-stamped cloth; text-black dented on lower corner, extremities worn (corners showing). Ownership signature of R.S. Marshall. Good. First issued in 1848 by William L. Allison, this is the 1860 issue. Called the father of American astronomy, Mitchel published, for a bit more than two years, the first American astronomical journal, The Sidereal Messenger. He was also a successful Union general in the Civil War. He was also the driving force behind building and establishing the great Cincinnati Observatory. He died of yellow fever in Beaufort, South Carolina. See: Weddle, "Old Stars: Ormsby Mitchel," 71 Sky & Telescope, 14, Jan. 1986. Bookseller Inventory # S11772

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Title: The Planetary and Stellar Worlds. A Popular ...

Publisher: Phinney, Blakeman & Mason, 1860., New York:

Publication Date: 1860

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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