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1 ASTEN, Emilio von. Determinatio orbitae grandis cometae anni 1858 e cunctis observationibus. Dissertatio astronomica....
Bonn: Carl Georgi, 1858. 1858 
4to. [iv], 16, [2] pp. Tables. Self-wraps. Ms. notations on top cover. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Dedicated to Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander (1799-1875), who became professor of astronomy at the Prussian University of Bonn in 1836. Among Argelander's students and assistants were Eduard Schönfeld, Adalbert Krueger, Leopold Kronecker, and Franz Woepcke. First Edition. 
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2 BACKLUND, Oskar (1846-1916). Calculs et Recherches sur la Comčte d’Encke publieés. I. Tables pour le calcul de l’anomalie excentrique et du logarithme du Rayon Vecteur.
St. Petersburg: Akademiia nauk SSSR, Mémoires, 1892. 
4to. iii, 60 pp. Original printed wrappers; chipped at extremities, but generally very good. Series: 7. ser., v. 38, no. 8; v.41, no. 3; v. 41, no. 7. Backlund was a Swedish-Soviet astronomer specializing in celestial mechanics. He earned the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1909) and the Bruce Medal in 1914. 
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3 BRANDT, John C.; Malcolm B. NIEDNER, Jr.; Jürgen RAHE. The International Halley Watch Atlas of Large-Scale Phenomena.
Boulder: University of Colorado-Boulder, 1992. Signed
4to. 736 pp. Illus., index. Cloth. Fine. Signed by the author on title; additionally signed by a contributor, Don Yeomans (his copy). “This Atlas is one of the archive products of the International Halley Watch (IHW), and specifically of the IHW’s Large-Scale Phenomenon (LSP) Discipline. It presents a comprehensive record of the large-scale structure of Halley’s Comet in 1985 and 1986 obtained by a world-wide network of observers. {the Atlas] presents the evolving appearance of the comet throughout the apparition, and shows short-term changes and the effects of different observing techniques.” 
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4 BREDIKHIN, Fedor Aleksandrovich (1831-1904). "Sur les oscillations des jets d'emission dans les comètes." with: "Quelques remarques concernant mes recherches sur les comètes." with: "Sur les anomalies apparentes dans la structure de la grande comète de 1744."
Offprints from: Bulletin Ovshchestva Isp'itatelei Pripod'i. Moscow: Katkove, 1884-1885. 1884 
8vo. 26; 20; 15 pp. No. 1: 1 folding lithographic plate. No. 3: 1 folding lithographic plate. Dis-bound. Ms. notations on first pages. Ex library rubber stamp. Very good. The study of comets was the major work of Fedor Bredikhin, who developed an important mechanical theory of a comet's form. DSB, II, pp. 432-435. 
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5 DELSEMME, Armand (1913-). Our Cosmic Origins; From the Big Bang to the emergence of life and intelligence.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. 0521620384 / 9780521620383 
8vo. xviii, 322 pp. Illus., index. Black cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN 10: 0521620384 ISBN 13: 9780521620383 Delsemme was professor of astrophysics at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He was an authority on the chemical, physical, dynamical and evolutionary process of comets. 
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6 SCHULTZ-STEINHEIL, C. A. â€śDefinitive Bahnelemente des Kometen 1840 IV.”
Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1890. 1890 
Offprint from: Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, Bandet 23, No. 14. 4to. 28 pp. 5 tables; paper browned. Original plain wrappers; covers off, extremities chipped, dis-bound. Ms. inscription on top cover. Good. 
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7 SCHULZE, L. R. Elemente des ersten Cometen vom Jahre 1830 mit BerĂĽchsichtigung von 319 Beobachtungen.
(Leipzig: Breitkopf), [circa 1831]. 1831 
8vo. 56 pp. Tables. Dis-bound. Good. 
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8 SOKOLOFF, Aleksei Petrovich (1853-1910). â€śSur la queue du I type de la comète de 1858, V.”
Extracted from an unknown Bulletin, 1884. Moscow, 1884. 1884 
8vo. 14 pp. 1 folding plate. Dis-bound. Ms. notation and rubber stamp on page 1. Good. 
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9 STECHERT, Carl Friedrich Gottlieb Peter Heinrich (1856-1909). Definitive Bestimmung der Bahn des Cometen 1881 IV. Inaugural-Dissertation….
Kiel: C. F. Mohr, 1884. 1884 
4to. 30 pp. Tables. Printed wrappers; paper browned and extremely brittle with loss at extremities, does affect the text. Ms. notations on top cover. AS IS. 
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10 STEIN, Johann. Calixte III et la Comčte de Halley. [Series]: Specola Astronomica Vaticana, II.
Rome: Vatican, 1909. 
4to. 40, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers; some offsetting to covers. Near fine. 
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11 TATTERSFIELD, D. Orbits for Amateurs with a Microcomputer. Volume II.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987. 0470203560 / 9780470203569 
8vo. xi, 159 pp. Navy gilt-stamped cloth. Ownership signature of Donald Yeomans. Fine. The orbits of comets are studied. ISBN: 0470203560 
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12 THORNDIKE, Lynn (ed.). Latin Treatises on Comets Between 1238 and 1368 A. D.
(Chicago): University of Chicago Press, (1950). 1950 
8vo. ix, 274 pp. Latin texts, index. Red cloth, dust jacket. FINE. FIRST EDITION. The first publication of many key medieval Latin texts on comets including the writings of Aegidius of Lessines, & Peter of Limoges. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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13 WHIPPLE, Fred L. (1906-2004). "Comet Kohoutek in Retrospect." In: Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 120, 1976.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1976. 1976 
4to. (Article): 1-6 pp. (Whole volume): iii, 515 pp. Articles, photos, figs. Green boards, gilt spine. Blind stamp of Mount Wilson Observatory. Fine. Whipple was a highly respected American astronomer who, as director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, oversaw numerous projects of note (including the Radio Meteor Project). His particular area of expertise was comets, as evinced by this article. 
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14 ZÖLLNER, Johann Carl Friedrich (1834-1882). Über die Natur der Cometen. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Theorie der Erkenntniss.
Gera: C.B. Griesbach, 1886. 
Third edition. 8vo. LXXVII, 354 pp. Frontispiece, 2 additional plates. Later blue gilt-stamped cloth. Some stains on leaves, but generally very good. First issued in 1872. From 1872 Zöllner, astrophysicist and one who studied optical illusions, held the chair of astrophysics at Leipzig University. Zöllner’s work showed that electrical processes of considerable intensity must take place in comets. “Of far-reaching significance was Zöllner’s theory of comets, in which he correctly assumed that elements of the nucleus of a comet gradually vaporize as it nears the sun.” – DSB XIV, p. 629. See also: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). “Zöllner, Johann Karl Friedrich”. Encyclopćdia Britannica, vol. 28 (11th ed.), p. 1002. 
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15 [HALLEY’s comet] DONN, Bertram; Rahe, Jurgen; Brandt, John C. Atlas of Comet Halley, 1910. NASA SP-488.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1986. 
313 x 233 mm. Large 8vo. xi, 600 pp. Nearly 1,000 figs., 10 tables, bibliog. Blue cloth. Fine. As new in original publisher’s box. 
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16 [HALLEY’s comet] DONN, Bertram; Rahe, Jurgen; Brandt, John C. Atlas of Comet Halley, 1910. NASA SP-488.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1986. 
313 x 233 mm. Large 8vo. xi, 600 pp. Nearly 1,000 figs., 10 tables, bibliog. Blue cloth. Fine. As new in original publisher’s box. 
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