by Lockyer, T. Mary ; Lockyer, Winifred L. ; Dingle, Prof. H.
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. xii, 474, 2 (ads) pages. 8vo. Publisher's maroon cloth gilt. Minor wear to the binding. Light sunning to the spine. This copy with handwritten letter on Lady Lockyer's letterhead (tipped on front flyleaf): "To Dr. Charles St. John, Accept my warmest thanks for the appreciation you have shown in my husband's work, and accept this account of his life. T Mary Lockyer, October 1928". In addition we find a signature of "H. D. Babcock 1935" underneath the tipped in letter at head of flyleaf. Letter is browned. Clean internally, top edges dusty. A nice copy. Cloth. Both Dr. Charles St. John, and H. D. Babcock were also astronomers at the Mount Wilson observatory. A nice association copy. Wilkins discusses the "Lockyer Ladies" in the Antiquarian Astronomer, 2006, Issue 3, p. 101-106. In the article Wilkins notes that Mary Browne (who after being widowed became Lockyer's second wife, Lady Lockyer) worked for a short time at the Solar Physics Observatory and was a volunteer member of the 1905 solar eclipse expedition to Majorca.
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