The Planetary and Stellar Worlds. A popular exposition of the great discoveries and theories of modern astronomy. In a series of ten lectures.
by MITCHEL, O. M. (Ormsby Macknight) (1810-1862).
New York:: Charles Scribner, 1859., 1859. Small 8vo. xvi, 17-336 pp. 17 plates (3 folding); some stains to margins and foxing. Original blind and gilt-stamped cloth; extremities worn. Ownership signature of Emanuel Montgomery Jones, 1859. The author held a prominent position in the Union Army for the Civil War, and was famous for capturing Huntsville, Alabama in April 1862 without firing a shot – but by September that same year he succumbed to yellow fever and died.
(Inventory #: SJ13539)
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