A key to the "Trustee's Statement" Letters to the majority of the trustees of the Dudley observatory, showing the misrepresentations, garblings, and perversions of their mis-statement.

Thacher, George H.

Published by Atlas and the Argus, presumed publisher., No Place, 1858
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No place, Albany, NY: 1858. States 'From the Atlas and the Argus, October, 1858' on the bottom of the front wrapper and title page. Printed wraps, although MISSING rear wrap. 126 pp. A printing of arguments, rebuttals and statements against the trustees of the Dudley Observatory in New York, defending the character of Benjamin Gould (astronomer) and assailing the trustees' actions. This controversy arose over a conflict in the building of the observatory, with the appointed council of scientists and advisors advocating a suspension in building activities until the financial aspects were straightened out, while the appointed trustees advocated a continuation of operations. This resulted in Gould being dismissed by the trustees, with the council refusing to recognize this dismissal, leading to Gould occupying the observatory until evicted (see Dudley Observatory's website for a history of this controversy). FAIR/GOOD condition, LACKING the rear wrap. Ex-library, with a few blindstamps to the paper in the interior. Moderate darkening, minor soiling and staining to the front wrap, with creasing and wrinkling present, as well as minor chipping and loss along the edges. Ownership inscription across the upper front cover. Rear pages crease and torn along the upper hinge. Paper toned, with minor soiling and wrinkling. Bookseller Inventory # 009390

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Title: A key to the "Trustee's Statement" Letters ...

Publisher: Atlas and the Argus, presumed publisher., No Place

Publication Date: 1858

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Fair

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