These items are still missing as of May 31, 2019.
Missing Books: Uranometria Nova Star Atlas & Companion Text
On or about October 27, 2013 two books went missing from the home of Dr. Kevin B. Marvel in Tucson, Arizona. Please contact Dr. Kevin B. Marvel at email@example.com or 703-589-7503.
Title: URANOMETRIA NOVA. STELLAE PER MEDIAM EUROPAM SOLIS OCULIS CONSPICUAE SECUNDUM VERAS LUCIS MAGNITUDINES E COELO IPSO DESCRIPTAE. AD. FR. ARGELANDRO. [Title repeated in German]
Author: ARGELANDER, Fr[iedrich]
Description: First edition of this atlas (text not present) which the Dictionary of Scientific Biography describes in its lengthy biography of Argelander as "One of his finest works." Oblong folio, approximately 11-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches in original boards with cloth spine. Original title label on front cover. Lower right corner of rear cover and all adjacent paper (about 2 x 1 inches) worn, but without loss. Complete with all 17 plates. As the title says, the stars recorded are those which were visible to the naked eye.
The support text is a small book with marbled covers. The description is below.
Author: D. Fr. Argelandro (D. Fr. Argelander) â€š
Title: Uranometria Nova (Neue Uranometrie) â€š â€š
Book Description: Subtitle: Stellae Per Mediam Europam Solis Oculis Conspicuae Secundum Veras Lucis Magnitudines E Coelo Ipso Descriptae. Binding and boards tight though showing signs of detaching, leather quite worn, egdes and marbled boards heavily scuffed, Ex-lib (from Lick Observatory - withdrawn duplicate), nearly all text written in Latin and German, some English descriptions, appears to be companion volume to book of same title containing maps (this vol. has no maps).
The signed letter is a single sheet of very thin, paper with writing in brownish ink and a very formal script hand written in German and signed by Argelander. It is dated in the late 1800s in Bonn, Germany.