London:: Isbister, 1892., 1892. 8vo. x, 371,  pp. Frontis., 21 figs., index. Original two-tone brown blind- and gilt-stamped blue cloth, a.e.g.; worn. Inscribed "Sydney Barham from P. Finnerne to Encourage the interest he has already shown in the fascinating science of Astronomy, March 1901." Good. First edition. "The object of the book is to give the general reader some sketches of specially interesting matters relating to the different heavenly bodies. They may be regarded as supplementary to a treatise on elementary astronomy such as my little volume, 'Starland.'" – from the preface. Chapters include "What We Owe to the Sun", "The Constant Face of the Moon", "An Evening with the Telescope," "Fire-Balls", "Showers of Shooting Stars," "Photographing the Stars," "An Astronomer's Thoughts about Krakatoa," "Notes on Nebulae", and "Darwinism and its Relation to Other Branches of Science," etc.
(Inventory #: SW1013)
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