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1 Adams, Walter S[Ydney] An Investigation of the Rotation Period of the Sun by Spectroscopic Methods.
Washington, DC Carnegie Institution of Washington 1911 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Assisted by Jennie B. Lasby. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication No. 138. Papers of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory, Vol. I, Part I. [1], 132 pages, 1 plate, tables, rebound in cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 9 by 11-1/2 inches. 1st edition. From the website of the Internet Encyclopedia of Science, adapted in part from the biographical entry at The Bruce Medalists website: "Walter Sidney Adams (1876-1956) An American astronomer who discovered the first white dwarf. The son of American missionaries, Adams was born in Syria. He followed his Dartmouth professor, Edwin Frost, to Yerkes Observatory in 1901, and accompanied his Yerkes director, George Hale, to Mount Wilson Observatory in 1901. Adams served as director of Mount Wilson from 1923 to 1946. His spectroscopic studies of the Sun and stars led to the discovery, with Arnold Kohlschütter, of a spectroscopic method for finding stellar distances: they showed that the relative intensities of spectral lines could be used to determine absolute magnitudes of both giant and main sequence stars. With Hale, he worked on the discovery of magnetic fields in sunspots and used photography to measure the differential rotation of the sun. His spectroscopic observations of the Martian atmosphere in the 1920s and 1930s showed that Mars was unlikely to support anything but the most primitive kinds of vegetation (Mars, vegetation). With Theodore Dunham, Jr. , he shared the discoveries of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Venus and the molecules CN and CH in interstellar clouds. Adams identified Sirius B as the first known white dwarf, and his measurement of its gravitational redshift was taken as confirming evidence for the general theory of relativity. " ; Ex-Library; 132 pages 
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2 Babcock, Harold D[Elos] and, Moore, Charlotte E. The Solar Spectrum 6600 to 13495.
Washington, DC Carnegie Institution of Washington 1911 First Edition Softcover Good 
Papers of the Mount Wilson Observatory, Volume VII. [4], 95 pages, tables, wrappers, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st edition. From the introduction: "The research described here has developed from a plan of solar investigation outlined by Dr. George E. Hale. " From the Wikipedia website: "Harold Delos Babcock (January 24, 1882 - April 8, 1968) was an American astronomer, and the father of Horace W. Babcock. Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, he worked at the Mount Wilson Observatory from 1907 until 1948. He specialized in solar spectroscopy and mapped the distribution of magnetic fields over the Sun's surface. With his son he revealed the existence of strong magnetic fields in certain stars. In 1953 he won the Bruce Medal. Babcock crater on the Moon is named for him, as is asteroid 3167 Babcock (jointly named for him and his son). " ; Ex-Library; 95 pages 
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3 Fisher, Clyde [I. E. George Clyde Fisher] The Story of the Moon.
Garden City Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. 1943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Xiv, 301 pages, plates, cloth, very good. First edition. American museum of Natural History Science Series. From the Archives of The LuEsther T. Mertz Library: "Dr. (George) Clyde Fisher, educator and astronomer, was born in Sidney, Ohio, May 22, 1878. He received a B. A. From Miami (Ohio) and a PhD. From Johns Hopkins in 1913. Miami University awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1926. He began his career at the American Museum of Natural History as assistant curator in the department of public education in 1913; from 1928 to 1941 he was curator of the department of astronomy serving as the head of the Hayden Planetarium from 1935 to 1941. A member of numerous scientific organizations, his primary interests were solar eclipses, meteors, and meteor craters. Fisher died in 1949." M1113; 301 pages 
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4 Flint, Albert S[Towell] Madison Catalogue of 2786 Stars for the Epoch 1910 from Meridian Observations.
Washington Carnegie Institution of Washington 1939 First Edition Softcover Good 
Reductions by Arthur J. Roy. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication No. 515. [4], 57 pages, tables, wrappers, 9 by 11-1/2 inches, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the preface by Joel Stebbins: "The present work is the outcome of an arrangement made in about the year 1912 between George C. Comstock and Lewis Boss. " ; Ex-Library; 57 pages 
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5 Furness, Caroline E[Llen] Catalogue of Stars Within Two Degrees of the North Pole Deduced from Photographic Measures Made At Vassar College Observatory
Washington Carnegie Institution of Washington 1905 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication No. 45. 85 pages, tables, newly rebound in cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the preface: "An extension of the stellar catalogue presented in Publication no. 1 of the Vassar college observatory ... Both catalogues are based upon photographs taken by Professor Donner of Helsingfors, Finland. " From the Vassar College Library: "Caroline Ellen Furness, 1869-1936. Furness was astronomy professor and director of the observatory at Vassar who wrote INTRODUCTION TO VARIABLE STARS (1915) ; her other interests included Japan and Japanese women. " ; Ex-Library; 85 pages 
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6 Goodwin, Hal The Real Book about Space Travel.
Garden City Garden City Books 1952 Hardcover Good 
Illustrated by Clifford Geary. Edited by Helen Hoke. 192 pages, illustrated, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the publisher: "Why men want to go to Space, what they will find when they get there, what will happen to them when they do and how they will solve the problems about Space, are all excitingly described in detail in this absorbing book. " M996B; Ex-Library; 192 pages 
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7 Nassau, Jason John Practical Astronomy. Second Edition.
New York Mcgraw-Hill Book Company 1948 Hardcover Very Good 
Xii, 311 pages, illustrations, diagrams, tables, cloth, very good. First edition published in 1932 under title: A textbook of practical astronomy. From the preface: "This book is more than a new edition of the author's Textbook Of Practical Astronomy. Much of the old material has been rewritten and new added; with the regrouping of the subject matter the present book is now divided into two parts. " SR4313; 311 pages 
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8 Parkhurst, John A[Delbert] Researches in Stellar Photometry During the Years 1894 to 1906 : Made Chiefly At the Yerkes Observatory.
Washington Carnegie Institution of Washington 1906 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication No. 33. [4], 192 pages, 13 plates, text diagrams, tables, newly rebound in cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the Wikipedia website: "John Adelbert Parkhurst (September 24, 1861-March 1, 1925) was an American astronomer. He was born in Dixon, Illinois, and attended public schools in the state at Marengo and Wheaton College. He then attended Rose Polytechnic Institute, earning a B. Sc. In 1886. For the following two years he taught mathematics at the same school. In 1888 he married Anna Greenleaf. He returned to Marengo, Illinois where he kept a small, private observatory that he used primarily for variable star observation. The Yerkes Observatory was built nearby in 1897, and in 1898 he joined the staff as a Volunteer Research Assistant. By 1900 he was appointed as an assistant. He remained on the staff for 25 years, later becoming an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, specializing in practical astronomy. His most important work was in the specialty of photometry. He also participated in three eclipse expeditions, but only enjoyed clear seeing conditions on the last (1925). During his career he published about 100 papers on astronomy, both before and during his time at Yerkes. In 1905 he was elected a fellow of the Astronomical Society. On February 27, 1925, Ithaca, New York, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died a few day later. He was survived by his wife, Anna. Parkhurst crater on the Moon was named after him. " ; Ex-Library; 192 pages 
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9 WILLIAMS, HENRY SMITH The Great Astronomers.
New York Simon and Schuster 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Xx, 618 pages, 22 plates, 113 text illustrations, 10 charts, 2 maps, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the DJ: Through thee fascinating pages, fully illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, move the owners of the most fortunate eyes that ever watched a star: Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Herschel, Laplace, Bessel, Frauenhofer, Pickering, Chamberlain, Moulton, Shapley, Michelson, Einstein, Millikan, Eddington and Jeans. 
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