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Absorption lines of the infra-red solar spectrum.

By: ABBOT, Charles Greeley (b. 1872) & H. B. FREEMAN.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington:, Smithsonian Institution, 1929.: 1929

Seller ID: S5881

At head of title: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 82, No. 1, August 31, 1929. 245 x 163 mm. 8vo. [ii], 17 pp. 1 fig., 3 tables, 5 large folding plates (i.e.: 2 plates printed on both sides). Printed wrappers. Fine. View more info

The radiation of the planet Earth to space.

By: ABBOT, Charles Greeley (b. 1872).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington:, Smithsonian Institution, 1929.: 1929

Seller ID: S5880

At head of title: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 82, No. 3, November 16, 1929. Hodgkins Fund. 242 x 162 mm. 8vo. [ii], 12 pp. 7 tables, 2 large folding plates (i.e.: printed on both sides). Printed wrappers. Fine. In 1907 Charles Abbot determined the solar constant (the quantity of ray energy crossing one square centimeter of surface set perpendicular to the solar rays outside the earth's atmosphere or one astronomical unit from the sun). View more info

Institut de France, Academie des sciences, troisieme centenaire, 1666-1966, quelques souvenirs rassembles et decrits.

By: Academie des sciences (France); Juliette Boue Gauja; Marie Therese Delom; Observatoire de Paris.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris,, Observatoire de Paris, 1966.: 1966

Seller ID: RH1554

8vo. viii, 66 pp. [With the final supplemental inserted sheet]. Facs., illus. Printed wrappers. Very good. View more info

Convegno di scienze fisiche matematiche e naturali, 14-19 Settembre 1952. Tema: Problemi della fisica solare.

By: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Fondazione Alessandro Volta.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rome:, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1953.: 1953

Seller ID: S10221

8vo. 332 pp. Printed wrappers; corners bent. Ink signature of H.A. Bruck on ffep. Very good. Scarce. Provenance: Dr. Hermann A. Bruck (1905-2000), seventh Astronomer Royal for Scotland. Upon graduation from Munich, Bruck followed his friend Albrecht Unsold to the Potsdam Astrophysical Observatory. With growing difficulties under National Socialism, Bruck left Germany in 1936 to take a temporary research assistantship at the Vatican Observatory. In 1937 he moved to the University of Cambridge to join the circle of the modern astrophysicists around Arthur Eddington. In time, Bruck became Assist... View more info

"Early Days at Mount Wilson."

By: ADAMS, Walter S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Offprint from:, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 59, Nos. 350-51, October-December, 1947.: 1947

Seller ID: Z1781

(230 x 150 mm). 213-231, 285-304 pp. Frontis., plates. Printed wrappers. Fine. View more info

Ueber das problem des Apollonius von Perga von den Beruhrungen. . ..

By: AHRENS, Johann Thomas (1786-1841).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Augsburg:, J. C. Wirth, 1832.: 1832

Seller ID: S6262

4to. 18 pp. Table, 1 folding engraved plate. Plain wrappers; extremities chipped. Bound with class schedules for the Protestant Gymnasium of St. Anna, Augsburg. Good. Appolonius of Perga (fl. ca. 200 BCE) is usually associated with the development of the eccentric circle (in which the center of the circle is not the center of the earth) and the deferent-epicycle model (in which a planet is described as moving on a point on a circle, known as an epicycle, whose center is moving on yet another circle, known as a deferent). Johann Thomas Ahrens was professor of mathematics at the Gymnasium and P... View more info

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. A General Index to Volumes I to XXV (1889-1913).

By: AITKEN, Robert Grant (1864-1951) (comp.).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Printed for the Society, 1914.: 1914

Seller ID: Z1011

8vo. 127 pp. Stapled self-wraps; original wrappers missing. Fair. Rare. View more info

The Changing Concept of the Universe.

By: Aligarh Muslim University.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York:, Asia Publishing House, (1963).: 1963

Seller ID: S7149

General Education Reading Material Series no. 15. First edition. 8vo. xii, 108 pp. Figs.; minor ink underlining (p. 38 one word). Pictorial boards; spine ends worn, corner rubbed. Bookplate on title. Very good. Scarce. First Edition. View more info

Contents and General Index of the Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. I., 1880, to Vol. XX., 1899.

By: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, Published by the Society, 1899.: 1899

Seller ID: Z1019

8vo. 188 pp. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends chipped. Very good. View more info

Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men. Translated by Admiral W.H. Smyth, the Rev. Baden Powell, and Robert Grant. Second Series.

By: ARAGO, Dominique Francois Jean (1786-1853).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston:, Ticknor and Fields, 1859.: 1859

Seller ID: Z1023

First American Edition. 12 mo. viii, 486, ads. 9 pp. A few figs. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends frayed. Very good. Substantial biographical accounts of Carnot, Malus, Fresnel, Young and Watt. First Edition. View more info

Commemorazione del P. Giovanni Hagen.

By: ARMELLINI, Giuseppe.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Rome:, Dott. Giovanni Bardi, 1931.: 1931

Seller ID: Z1785

(285 x 200 mm). 4to. 12 pp. Original printed wrappers; covers creased. Small rubber stamp on front cover. Fine. The author, Giuseppe Armellini (1887-1958) was an Italian astronomer. He obtained a degree in engineering (1910) and mathematics (1912), but began his scientific work as an astronomer at the observatories of Paris and Meudon. In 1915 he obtained the post of professor of rational mechanics at the Polytechnic of Turin, then went in 1920 to Pisa (astronomy and celestial mechanics) and thereafter to Rome where he was appointed professor of astronomy and the director of the Observatory o... View more info

Image for The Astronomical Scrapbook; Skywatchers, Pioneers, and Seekers in Astronomy. Edited by Leif J. Robinson. Introduction by Owen Gingerich.

The Astronomical Scrapbook; Skywatchers, Pioneers, and Seekers in Astronomy. Edited by Leif J. Robinson. Introduction by Owen Gingerich.

By: ASHBROOK, Joseph.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, 1984.: 1984

Seller ID: S12089

ISBN: 0933346247

8vo. xii, 468 pp. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket with short tear to upper edge. Very good. "This collection of 83 articles on the history of astronomy is the harvest of a quarter of a century spent in seeking out intriguing, unusual and half-forgotten events. Joe Ashbrook wrote a column regularly for the monthly magazine Sky and Telescope. Professor Owen Gingerich, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has helped in the selection of the very best of these timeless vignettes, and he has contributed a foreword to the collection. Each article has been edited, and in some cases modi... View more info

Publikationen des Astrophysikalischen Observatoriums zu Postdam. In Kommission bei Wilhelm Engelmann in Leipzig.

By: Astrophysikalischen Observatoriums zu Postdam.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: (Leipzig):, (Breitkopf & Hartel, n.d.).:

Seller ID: Z1049

(280 x 205 mm). Single sheet printed on both sides. Very good. Lists author, short title and prices for the first eighteen volumes, Nos. 1-53. View more info

Bibliotheca Historico-Naturalis, Physico-Chemica et Mathematica. A Classified Catalogue of all Books on Natural History, Chemistry and Mathematics Published in Germany. . . 1867-1869. 6 issues.

By: B. Westermann & Co.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York:, B Westermann, 1867-1869.: 1867

Seller ID: Z1126

6 bookseller catalogs. 8vo. Multiple paginations. Printed wrappers; wrappers worn and chipped, especially spines (issues disbound or starting). Ownership signatures on front covers. Good. View more info

"A study of the green auroral line by the interference method."

By: BABCOCK, Harold Delos (b. 1882).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Preprint from:, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. LVII, 1923. Series: Contributions from the Mount Wilson Observatory, No. 259.: 1923

Seller ID: S5895

253 x 171 mm. 8vo. 13 pp. 1 table, 2 plates. Printed wrappers. Fine. View more info

Standard mean right-ascensions of circumpolar and time stars, prepared for the use of the U.S. Coast Survey.

By: BACHE, Alexander Dallas (1806-1867).

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, Government Printing Office, 1862.: 1862

Seller ID: S6265

4to. 15, [1 blank] pp. Tables. Dis-bound. Ms. notations on title. Very good. "When Bache assumed direction of the Coast Survey, it was a small, insecurely established body with high scientific standards. In less than two decades it became entrenched, the largest employer of physical scientists in the United States, and active in many scientific fields. . .. Bache is clearly one of the founders of the scientific community in the United States. His administration of the Coast Survey established a model for large-scale scientific organization that was followed either implicitly or explicitly... View more info

American Women in Science, 1950 to the Present: A Biographical Dictionary.

By: BAILEY, Martha J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Denver, Santa Barbara, Oxford:, ABC-CLIO, (1999).: 1999

Seller ID: Z1055

ISBN: 0874369215

Third printing. 8vo. xxxiii, 455 pp. Illustrations (half-tone vignette portraits of selected scientists), index. Pictorial boards. Fine. ISBN: 0874369215 View more info

Souvenirs d'un Astronome (1908-1977).

By: BAILLAUD, Rene (1885-1977).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris:, Carrere, 1980.: 1980

Seller ID: RH1367

Vol. III only. 8vo. 631, (1) pp. Illus., index. Printed wrappers. Fine. "Baillaud is a French astronomer born in Toulouse (1885–1977). He invented the "paraboloïde" a precursor of the radar. This instrument made it possible to establish the position of planes without having to see them, using only the sound they produced. The precision of the instrument was such, that it was used during the first World War by the French military, to repel night attacks from German bombers by pointing searchlights at them. This furthermore represented a rare technological superiority for ... View more info

The coming age presaged by an era of profounder research.

By: BAKER, Frederick Augustus.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Maplewood, New Jersey,, 1933.: 1933

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S5896

233 x 153 mm. 8vo. 26 pp. Printed wrappers. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on page 26. Very good. View more info

Introduction to astronomy.

By: BAKER, Robert H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, D. Van Nostrand, 1947.: 1947

Seller ID: S3071

THIRD EDITION. 235 x 160 mm. 8vo. [x], 292 pp. Frontis., figs., tables, index. Blue cloth; lightly rubbed. Bookplate. Very good. View more info