1907 · London:
by BALL, Sir Robert (1840-1913).
London:: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1907., 1907. 8vo. x, -383,  pp. Frontis., 41 figs., index. Original green blind- and gilt-stamped cloth, top edge gilt. Very good. The author's 1893 preface explained his views on the content: "The present volume contains a series of sketches if certain parts of astronomy which are now attracting a great deal of attention. I may specially mention among the novel parts . . . Chapters XIII. and XIV., relating to Meteorites. The last chapter, "On the Constitution of Gases," discusses points which seem destined to be of great importance in astronomy, while the first chapter studies, in a new light, the great question of the movement of our solar system." Some of the material has been revised since prior magazine issue. "In certain cases considerable alternations have been found necessary." In addition he writes about Mars, the 1893 eclipse, Jupiter's fifth satellite, the 1892 'heat wave,' etc.
(Inventory #: RW1014)