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The Solar System

Dick Thomas

Published by The Religious Tract Society, London, 1860
Condition: Good+ Hardcover
From Sue Lloyd-Davies Books (CARMARTHEN, United Kingdom)

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This book is Undated as most copies seem to be, & could be any date from 1847 to 1865 - but the former owner's pencil'd date - 1864 - is on the front free endpaper, and the same owners' (faded) ink date - 1865 - is on the top of the Title page. Size = c. 155mm x 100mm. Purple (ish) cloth bound boards with quite bright gilt titling and bright gilt decoration of a telescope to the spine. The base colour of the spine has sunned to a light brown and the colour of the covers are a little patchily faded to light brown around the edges and to the top inch of the front board . The boards are attractively blind-stamped with a central telescope decoration, and blind-stamped 'filigree' corners. The boards have a few marks and the corners are lightly 'bumped', the head/tail of the spine is bumped and chipped, with some slight splitting to the cloth of the spine edges, but overall the covers are Tight and generally clean with ALL hinges secure/tight. Page fore-edges 'dusty'/lightly age browning. As noted above, internally there is a pencil name, location and date on the plain lemon ffep and a similar neat faded ink name, location and date on the top of the title. The book is divided into 2 Parts with pagination as follows - Part 1 = 192pp. Part 2 = 192pp. The frontispiece is a black and white wood engraving of an astronomer observing the night sky. Also some b/w illustrations/diagrams in the text. Appendix: Explanation of Astronomical Terms. Contents cover a mix of religious belief as related to actual Science, with most of the book on The Motions of the Heavens; The Stars; The Earth; The Moon; the Sun; The Planets; Satellites of Jupiter; Eclipses; Comets; etc, etc, as you'd expect from a book entitled 'The Solar System'. A very occasional foxing spot and one repaired tear in the text, a few corner creases, but overall the book is a Very Clean and Tight ORIGINAL copy. Quite a pretty little book. Images available on request. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall Unknown (Probably a Mid-Victorian Reprint). Bookseller Inventory # 113052

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Title: The Solar System

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society, London

Publication Date: 1860

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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