The Expanse of Heaven: A Series of Essays on the Wonders of the Firmament. A new edition.
by PROCTOR, Richard A (1837-1888).
London:: Chatto & Windus, ., 1883. Sm. 8vo. viii, 305, , 32 pp. Ads dated Oct. 1883. Original pictorial brown black- and gilt-stamped cloth. Very good. Second edition. A collection of essays on subjects of popular astronomy such as "The Ruddy Planet" (Mars), "Life in the Ruddy Planet", "The Queen of Night" (the moon), "The King of Suns", "The Drifting Stars", etc. Despite the fanciful titles, Proctor was a serious and well-respected astronomer, honorary secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society, and one of the first cartographers of Mars.
(Inventory #: SW1217)
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