By: Smyth, William Henry.
London, John W. Parker: 1844
Edition: First English Edition
Seller ID: 33052
Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viiii,,516,4pp. ads; xx,560 pages; Numerous text illustrations. Half-titles; publisher's 4-page catalogue at end of Volume 2. 2 volumes. 8vo, modern gilt-lettered black cloth; old institutional stamps on titles. First edition of a classic guide to amateur astronomy. The first volume is a general introduction to the subject; the second, known as the Bedford Catalogue, records 850 objects seen from the author's private observatory at Bedford. A career naval officer, Smyth (1788-1865) devoted his attention to astronomy from 1830 onward. One of his ... View More...