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1 ABBOT, Charles Greeley (b. 1872) & H. B. FREEMAN. Absorption lines of the infra-red solar spectrum.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1929. 
At head of title: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 82, No. 1, August 31, 1929. 245 x 163 mm. 8vo. [ii], 17 pp. 1 fig., 3 tables, 5 large folding plates (i.e.: 2 plates printed on both sides). Printed wrappers. Fine. 
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2 ABBOT, Charles Greeley (b. 1872). The radiation of the planet Earth to space.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1929. 
At head of title: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 82, No. 3, November 16, 1929. Hodgkins Fund. 242 x 162 mm. 8vo. [ii], 12 pp. 7 tables, 2 large folding plates (i.e.: printed on both sides). Printed wrappers. Fine. In 1907 Charles Abbot determined the solar constant (the quantity of ray energy crossing one square centimeter of surface set perpendicular to the solar rays outside the earth's atmosphere or one astronomical unit from the sun). 
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3 Académie des sciences (France); Juliette Boué Gauja; Marie Thérèse Delom; Observatoire de Paris. Institut de France, Académie des sciences, troisième centenaire, 1666-1966, quelques souvenirs rassemblés et décrits.
Paris, Observatoire de Paris, 1966. 
8vo. viii, 66 pp. [With the final supplemental inserted sheet]. Facs., illus. Printed wrappers. Very good. 
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4 Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Fondazione Alessandro Volta. Convegno di scienze fisiche matematiche e naturali, 14-19 Settembre 1952. Tema: Problemi della fisica solare.
Rome: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1953. 
8vo. 332 pp. Printed wrappers; corners bent. Ink signature of H.A. Bruck on ffep. Very good. Scarce. Provenance: Dr. Hermann A. Bruck (1905-2000), seventh Astronomer Royal for Scotland. Upon graduation from Munich, Bruck followed his friend Albrecht Unsold to the Potsdam Astrophysical Observatory. With growing difficulties under National Socialism, Bruck left Germany in 1936 to take a temporary research assistantship at the Vatican Observatory. In 1937 he moved to the University of Cambridge to join the circle of the modern astrophysicists around Arthur Eddington. In time, Bruck became Assistant Director of the Observatories and John Couch Adams Astronomer, specializing in solar spectroscopy. 
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5 ADAMS, Walter S “Early Days at Mount Wilson.”
Offprint from: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 59, Nos. 350-51, October-December 1947 paperback (230 x 150 mm). 213-231, 285-304 pp. Frontis., plates. Printed wrappers. Fine. 
Offprint from:: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 59, Nos. 350-51, October-December. 1947. paperback. (230 x 150 mm). 213-231, 285-304 pp. Frontis., plates. Printed. wrappers. Fine.. 1 
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6 AHRENS, Johann Thomas (1786-1841). Ueber das problem des Apollonius von Perga von den Berührungen....
Augsburg: J. C. Wirth, 1832. 
4to. 18 pp. Table, 1 folding engraved plate. Plain wrappers; extremities chipped. Bound with class schedules for the Protestant Gymnasium of St. Anna, Augsburg. Good. Appolonius of Perga (fl. ca. 200 BCE) is usually associated with the development of the eccentric circle (in which the center of the circle is not the center of the earth) and the deferent-epicycle model (in which a planet is described as moving on a point on a circle, known as an epicycle, whose center is moving on yet another circle, known as a deferent). Johann Thomas Ahrens was professor of mathematics at the Gymnasium and Polytechnical School of Augsburg. Poggendorf, I, col. 19. 
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7 AIRY, Sir George Biddell. Gravitation: An Elementary Explanation of the Principal Perturbations in the Solar System.
Ann Arbor: NEO Press, 1969. 
Sm. 8vo. xvi, 173 pp. Silver-stamped cloth. Ownership rubber-stamp of David E. Laird. Very good. Reprint. 
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8 AITKEN, Robert Grant (1864-1951) (comp.) Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. A General Index to Volumes I to XXV (1889-1913)
San Francisco: Printed for the Society 1914 paperback 8vo. 127 pp. Stapled self-wraps; original wrappers missing. Fair. 
San Francisco:: Printed for the Society. 1914. paperback. 8vo. 127 pp. Stapled self-wraps; original wrappers missing. Fair.. Rare. . . 
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9 Aligarh Muslim University. The Changing Concept of the Universe.
New York: Asia Publishing House, (1963). 
General Education Reading Material Series no. 15. First edition. 8vo. xii, 108 pp. Figs.; minor ink underlining (p. 38 one word). Pictorial boards; spine ends worn, corner rubbed. Bookplate on title. Very good. Scarce. First Edition. 
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10 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology The Journal of Biological Chemistry
Bethesda: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1997, 1998 2001 paperback Three Issues. Tall 8vo. Multiple paginations. Figs. (many in color), tables. Printed wrappers. Near fine. 
Bethesda:: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1997, 1998. 2001. paperback. Three Issues. Tall 8vo. Multiple paginations. Figs. (many in color),. tables. Printed wrappers. Near fine.. These issues are minireview compendiums published yearly. ISBN: 0962168890; 1893571009; 1893571033 . 1 
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11 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Contents and General Index of the Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. I., 1880, to Vol. XX., 1899
New York: Published by the Society 1899 hardcover 8vo. 188 pp. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends chipped. Very good. 
New York:: Published by the Society. 1899. hardcover. 8vo. 188 pp. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends. chipped. Very good.. 2 
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12 ARAGO, Dominique François Jean (1786-1853) Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men. Translated by Admiral W.H. Smyth, the Rev. Baden Powell, and Robert Grant. Second Series
Boston: Ticknor and Fields 1859 hardcover First American Edition. 12 mo. viii, 486, ads. 9 pp. A few figs. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends frayed. Very 
Boston:: Ticknor and Fields. 1859. hardcover. First American Edition. 12 mo. viii, 486, ads. 9 pp. A few figs.. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine ends frayed. Very good.. Substantial biographical accounts of Carnot, Malus, Fresnel, Young and Watt. . 2 First Edition. 
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13 ARMELLINI, Giuseppe Commemorazione del P. Giovanni Hagen
Rome: Dott. Giovanni Bardi 1931 paperback (285 x 200 mm). 4to. 12 pp. Original printed wrappers; covers creased. Small rubber stamp on front cover. Fine. 
Rome:: Dott. Giovanni Bardi. 1931. paperback. (285 x 200 mm). 4to. 12 pp. Original printed wrappers; covers. creased. Small rubber stamp on front cover. Fine.. The author, Giuseppe Armellini (1887-1958) was an Italian astronomer. He obtained a degree in engineering (1910) and mathematics (1912), but began his scientific work as an astronomer at the observatories of Paris and Meudon. In 1915 he obtained the post of professor of rational mechanics at the Polytechnic of Turin, then went in 1920 to Pisa (astronomy and celestial mechanics) and thereafter to Rome where he was appointed professor of astronomy and the director of the Observatory of Monte Mario. Armellini wrote many academic and popular works and was a member of the Accademia dei Lincei and collaborator of the Italian Treccani. . 1 
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14 ASHBROOK, Joseph. The Astronomical Scrapbook; Skywatchers, Pioneers, and Seekers in Astronomy. Edited by Leif J. Robinson. Introduction by Owen Gingerich.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. 0933346247 / 9780933346246 
8vo. xii, 468 pp. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket with short tear to upper edge. Very good. “This collection of 83 articles on the history of astronomy is the harvest of a quarter of a century spent in seeking out intriguing, unusual and half-forgotten events. Joe Ashbrook wrote a column regularly for the monthly magazine Sky and Telescope. Professor Owen Gingerich, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has helped in the selection of the very best of these timeless vignettes, and he has contributed a foreword to the collection. Each article has been edited, and in some cases modified, to take account of any subsequent discoveries. Articles are grouped into themes covering biography, telescopes, the solar systems, stars and galaxies, and star atlases. Much of the material cannot be found in standard references in the history of astronomy.” ISBN 10: 0933346247 ISBN 13: 9780933346246 
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15 Astrophysikalischen Observatoriums zu Postdam Publikationen des Astrophysikalischen Observatoriums zu Postdam. In Kommission bei Wilhelm Engelmann in Leipzig
(Leipzig): (Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d nd hardcover (280 x 205 mm). Single sheet printed on both sides. Very good. 
(Leipzig):: (Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. nd. hardcover. (280 x 205 mm). Single sheet printed on both sides. Very good.. Lists author, short title and prices for the first eighteen volumes, Nos. 1-53. . 2 
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16 B. Westermann & Co Bibliotheca Historico-Naturalis, Physico-Chemica et Mathematica. A Classified Catalogue of all Books on Natural History, Chemistry and Mathematics Published in Germany… 1867-1869. 6 issues
New York: B Westermann, 1 7-1869 paperback 6 bookseller catalogs. 8vo. Multiple paginations. Printed wrappers; wrappers worn and chipped, especially spines (issues disboun 
New York:: B Westermann, 1. 7-1869. paperback. 6 bookseller catalogs. 8vo. Multiple paginations. Printed wrappers;. wrappers worn and chipped, especially spines (issues disbound or. starting). Ownership signatures on front covers. Good.. 3 
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17 BABCOCK, Harold Delos (b. 1882). "A study of the green auroral line by the interference method."
Preprint from: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. LVII, 1923. Series: Contributions from the Mount Wilson Observatory, No. 259. 
253 x 171 mm. 8vo. 13 pp. 1 table, 2 plates. Printed wrappers. Fine. 
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18 BACHE, Alexander Dallas (1806-1867). Standard mean right-ascensions of circumpolar and time stars, prepared for the use of the U.S. Coast Survey.
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1862. 
4to. 15, [1 blank] pp. Tables. Dis-bound. Ms. notations on title. Very good. "When Bache assumed direction of the Coast Survey, it was a small, insecurely established body with high scientific standards. In less than two decades it became entrenched, the largest employer of physical scientists in the United States, and active in many scientific fields.... Bache is clearly one of the founders of the scientific community in the United States. His administration of the Coast Survey established a model for large-scale scientific organization that was followed either implicitly or explicitly by later groups." DSB, I, pp. 363-365. 
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19 BAILEY, Martha J American Women in Science, 1950 to the Present: A Biographical Dictionary
Denver, Santa Barbara, Oxford: ABC-CLIO 1999 hardcover Third printing. 8vo. xxxiii, 455 pp. Illustrations (half-tone vignette portraits of selected scientists), index. Pictorial board 
Denver, Santa Barbara, Oxford:: ABC-CLIO. 1999. hardcover. Third printing. 8vo. xxxiii, 455 pp. Illustrations (half-tone. vignette portraits of selected scientists), index. Pictorial boards.. Fine.. ISBN: 0874369215 . 1 
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20 BAILEY, Martha J American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary
Denver, Santa Barbara, Oxford: ABC-CLIO 1998 hardcover Fourth printing. 8vo. xxi, 463 pp. Illustrations (half-tone vignette portraits of selected scientists), index. Navy blue paper b 
Denver, Santa Barbara, Oxford:: ABC-CLIO. 1998. hardcover. Fourth printing. 8vo. xxi, 463 pp. Illustrations (half-tone vignette. portraits of selected scientists), index. Navy blue paper boards with. silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Fine.. As a quick and easy reference for the subjects included, this is worth having on any reference shelf. ISBN: 0874367409 . 1 
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