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Image for NAVIGATION AND NAUTICAL ASTRONOMY. The Practical Part; Containing Rules for Finding the Latitude and Longitude, and the Variation of the Compass. With Numerous Examples.

NAVIGATION AND NAUTICAL ASTRONOMY. The Practical Part; Containing Rules for Finding the Latitude and Longitude, and the Variation of the Compass. With Numerous Examples.

By: Jeans, H.W.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London: John Weale, 1853.: 1853.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 95440

Condition: Fair


FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE SCOTTISH-AMERICAN ASTRONOMER WILLIAM HARKNESS, SIGNED BY HIM - Octavo, 7-3/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Three-quarter black leather & marbled boards, titled in gilt with raised bands on the spine. The covers are rubbed and the leather is scuffed. The rear cover is detached. 279 pages, illustrated with textual diagrams. There is offsetting to the endpapers and pastedowns with minor chipping to the edges of the endpapers. The edges of the title page are darkened and the pages are toned. A complete copy of the rare first edition well worth rebinding. First edition. ... View more info

SUN, EARTH AND SKY

By: Lang, Kenneth R

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berlin/New York: Springer-Verlag (1995).: (1995).

Seller ID: 27467

ISBN: 3540587780

Condition: Very good


Berlin/New York: Springer-Verlag (1995).. (1995).. Very good. - Quarto [10-5/8 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a light score mark to its rear panel. xv, [i] & 282 pages. Numerous illustrations in color and black & white. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. View more info

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NICHOLAS COPERNICUS 1543-1943.

By: Mizwa, Stephen P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: The Kosciuszko Foundation, 1943.: 1943.

Seller ID: 37327

Condition: Good


- Small quarto [approximately 10 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in color pictorial wrappers. The corners are very slightly creased & the front cover is lightly foxed. 87 & [1] pages. Illustrated in black & white. The gutters and the fore-edge & bottom edge are lightly foxed. Good. Second printing. This brochure on the life and work of Copernicus and his place in the culture of Poland went to press as plans were being made by the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in New York to celebrate the Copernican Quadricentennial. View more info

Image for SMITH'S ILLUSTRATED ASTRONOMY, DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC OR COMMON SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES. Illustrated with Numerous Original Diagrams. By Asa Smith, Principal of Public School No. 12, City of New York.

SMITH'S ILLUSTRATED ASTRONOMY, DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC OR COMMON SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES. Illustrated with Numerous Original Diagrams. By Asa Smith, Principal of Public School No. 12, City of New York.

By: Smith, Asa.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: New York: Cady & Burgess, 1850.: 1850.

Seller ID: 34510

Condition: Good


ILLUSTRATED WITH 36 WOOD ENGRAVINGS ON 28 PLATES - Quarto, 12 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide. Pictorial buff boards backed with a black calf spine, titled in black on the front cover above a superb wood engraved illustration portraying astronomers performing observations with "The 2d Telescope in Size in the United States, at the Cincinnati Observator[y]". There is an advertisement for the publisher's "Popular and Valuable School Books", printed in 2 columns on the rear cover. The covers are rubbed, bumped and stained with wear to the edges and corners. The pagination is as f... View more info

THE UNIVERSE IS A GREEN DRAGON: A Cosmic Creation Story

By: Swimme, Brian

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, NM: Bear & Company, (1984).: (1984).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 30095

ISBN: 0939680149

Condition: Very good


Santa Fe, NM: Bear & Company, (1984).. (1984).. Very good. A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is slightly bumped & the spine is lightly rubbed. 173 pages plus publisher's ad & 1-page catalog. 6 pages of black-and-white illustrations. Very good. Later printing.A splendid association copy inscribed by American saxophonist Paul Winter to Peter Matthiessen on the inside front wrap: "For Peter / In celebration of our mutual love for the Green Dragon, & with smiling memories of Baikal / Un abraco / Paul / 9/90".In 1990, Matthies... View more info