Popular Astronomy: A Series of Lectures Delivered at Ipswich.
by AIRY, George Biddell (1801-1892).
London:: Macmillan, 1868., 1868. Sm. 8vo. xii, 292, 24 pp. Folding map frontis., 69 figs., index, ads. Original red blind- and gilt-stamped cloth. Very good. Sixth edition revised. Airy became Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge at age 25, Plumian professor of astronomy and director of the Cambridge observatory at age 27, and at 34 was appointed the seventh astronomer royal and director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, a position he held for the next 45 years.
(Inventory #: SW1004)
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