Item #5475 A New School Atlas for the Library, the School, and the Observatory. Richard A. Proctor.
A New School Atlas for the Library, the School, and the Observatory
A New School Atlas for the Library, the School, and the Observatory

A New School Atlas for the Library, the School, and the Observatory

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1881. Eighth edition. 8vo, [v], xii, [1], 27pp. plus 14 double-page maps and 24pp publisher's ads at rear. Woodcut illustrations in preface. Original blind and gilt stamped, red cloth with edge wear, and a small split along rear joint. Bookplate of Henry J. Carr to front pastedown, else clean internally.

Nicely printed work from English astronomer, Richard A. Proctor (1837-1888), who was most famous for having produced one of the earliest maps of Mars in 1867.  This small atlas was published to be a companion to Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes.  However, the book stood on its own as an educational tool and was reprinted many times during and after Proctor's lifetime.  Early editions in this condition are uncommon.


This copy from the library of American librarian, Henry James Carr, who served as the ALA's president from 1900-1901.
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Price: $75.00

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