BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books for beautiful people...

Copernicus: The Founder of Modern Astronomy - Angus Armitage

George Allen & Unwin, 1938, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Boards and spine faded. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

Portraiture frontispiece with other diagrams throughout. From the author’s preface: “It is my aim in the following pages to present a short account of the astronomer Copernicus, and of the historic book in which he laid the foundations of the heliocentric theory of the planetary motions. I hope that the work may appeal, not only to students of the history of astronomy, but also to the wider class of readers who are interested in Copernicus as one of the makers of modern thought.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Series: History of Science Library
Number of Pages: 183

£Now with a new owner.