New York: Harper and Brothers, 1878. Octavo. Item #023159
2nd edition. Frontispiece, 571pp, (1)pp. explanation of the following folding star maps at the rear and illustrated with 112 other engravings. The author states that this book is not and instructional nor a book for the professional astronomer. It is simply a book that presents the general reading public with a condensed view of the history, methods, and results of astronomical research, especially in those fields which are of most popular and philosophic interest at the present day, couched in such language as to be intelligible without mathematical study. This new edition includes the results of Dr. Draper's discoveries in the solar spectrum and of Janssen's new methods of photographing the sun and more. A very good copy bound in brown cloth centrally stamped in gilt depicting Saturn, spine lettering gilt, pale pink endpapers, minor spots of rubbing.