By: SMART, William M. (1889-1975).
London, New York, Toronto:, Longmans, Green, (1953).: 1953
Seller ID: S10336
Tall 8vo. vii, 381 pp. Index. Original navy blue cloth; spine mended, spine call nos. Ex-library rubber stamp on front paste-down, ffep top margin torn. Scarce. FIRST EDITION. A classic work that is difficult to find in the original edition. Smart studied at Glasgow University and graduated with first class honors and was awarded the Cunninghame Medal for mathematics. Smart adhered to the "mathematical rigors of fundamental astronomy. . ." He was professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, succeeding Ludwig Becker. [Hockey & Trimble, Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, ... View More...