Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 47

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A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Parts I & II.
Edited by Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Part I, subtitled Photographs and Descriptions, containing 51 silver prints, each measuring approximately 9 inches (22.9 cm.) square and mounted to linen. Part II subtitled Charts and Tables. Large 4tos (2), gilt-lettered brown cloth, bright and clean; the contents also very good. FIRST EDITION.
Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

WITH--Two copies of Catalogue of the 349 Dark Objects in the Sky with text reprinted from the Barnhard volumes. Large 4tos, printed wrappers, one chipped at the corners. The University of Chicago Press, 1927

Additional Details

The volumes and accompanying pamphlets each with John C. Duncan's dated ownership signature on the front free endpaper (or the front cover of the pamphlets). These inscriptions are dated 1928. We believe that this is the noted astronomer John C. Duncan who taught astronomy for many decades in the United States, including at Harvard and Wellesley.