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The Story of the Heavens - Sir Robert Stawell Ball

Cassell & Company, 1897, Hardback ..
Condition: Good+. Boards a little rubbed at extremities, more so at head of spine. Light spotting throughout, text and illustrations mostly unaffected. Tight. A nice, solid copy.

Blue boards with blue leather spine onto boards and tips. This is the new and revised edition with 18 colour plates and numerous illustrations. Contents: The Astronomical Observatory; The Sun; The Moon; The Solar System; The Law of Gravitation; The Planet of Romance; Mercury; Venus; The Earth; Mars; The Minor Plants; Jupiter; Saturn; Uranus; Neptune; Comets; Shooting Stars; The Starry Heavens; The Distant Suns; Double Stars; The Distances of the Stars; The Spectroscope; Star Clusters and Nebulae; The Precession and Nutation of the Earth's Axis; The Aberration of Light; The Astronomical Significance of Heat; The Tides; Astronomical Quantities. 556pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Royal (9¾" x 6¼")