The World of Comets; Translated and Edited by James Glaisher.
by GUILLEMIN, Amedee (1826-1893).
London:: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1877., 1877. 4to. xxxvii, 548 pp. Frontis., 4 plates, 5 whole-page woodcuts, 75 figs., tables; lightly foxed. PRIZE BINDING: Original gilt-stamped tan calf, raised bands, black leather gilt-stamped label, all edges marbled; rubbed. Inscribed "George Walter Fox, from Henry Shewbrooks B.A. Principal". Very good. Unique Binding: "Monkton House School Cardiff 2nd Class Mathematical Prize 1886" gilt-stamped on cover. A detailed examination of all facets of the study of comets, from superstitions to historical astronomy to modern theories and mathematical projections of periodic comets. With beautiful chromolithographic plates of Donati's Comet, Cheseaux's Comet, and the Large Comet of 1843, and 2 reproductions of Warren De La Rue's photos of the Great Comet of 1861.
(Inventory #: SW1116)
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