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Astronomy and Cosmology

Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, concerning Astronomy and Cosmology.

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  1. 130463
    First UK edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the US edition on 1 April 1988. One of the most important scientific works of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization, A Brief History of Time details, for a lay readership, the origin and eventual fate of the universe. Learn More
    £1,250

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  2. 129912
    First UK edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the US edition on 1 April 1988. One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization, A Brief History of Time details, for a lay readership, the origin and eventual fate of the universe.... Learn More
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  3. 126918
    First edition of Galileo's most famous and influential work, a skilled and popular polemic composed in the vernacular tongue. "If it was not exactly written in defiance of the Inquisition, it was composed with the deliberate intention of bamboozling the censors and of out-witting Galileo's clerical enemies In the form of... Learn More
    £97,500

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  4. 128763
    First edition in English of Galileo's Dialogo, the major work to be included in volume I, and the first vernacular translation in any language. The Systeme of the World, followed by the short but important Epistle to the Grand Dutchesse Mother concerning the Authority of Holy Scripture in Philosophical Controversies (known... Learn More
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  5. 125337
    First edition, first printing. The copy of the American astronomer Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891-1963), with his ownership signature to the pastedown. Russell's book comprised a series of lectures given at the University of Virginia in 1934, and became a popular handbook for students of the field. Learn More
    £75

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    First edition, first printing, of Carl Sagan's first book, concerning the topic that consumed him throughout his life. This wonderful association copy comes from the library, with ownership stamp to the front free endpaper, of Dr Homer E. Newell Jr. (1915-1983). Newell was a mathematics professor and author who became a... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 114394

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  7. 119662
    First edition, first impression, accompanied by a piece of Jodrell Bank ephemera signed by the author. This, the British astronomer's survey of the history and development of space exploration, is an expansion of his lecture of the same name delivered at the University of Edinburgh on 6 March 1973.
    Jodrell Bank was the... Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 119662

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    First edition, first printing, Viking Hall commemoration presentation copy from the library of NASA administrator Dr Homer E. Newell Jr, signed by the author and head of the Viking Project, as well as by 12 other persons involved in the Viking project including J. Preston Layton, Lt. Comdr. W. Pat Murphy, W. Paul Smith and... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 114401

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  9. The Origins of Prebiological Systems
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the editor to NASA administrator Dr Homer E. Newell Jr on the front free endpaper, "22 February 1965, To Dr. Homer Newell with compliments, Sidney W. Fox". A fine association for this collection of studies on the origin of life, conducted partly under the auspices... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 114398

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    The Decision to Go to the Moon.

    Cambridge, MASS, and London, England: 1970

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed to NASA administrator Dr. Homer E Newell Jr. on the front free endpaper, "8/24/70, To Homer Newell, with Warm Regards, John Logsdon". This book is very scarce inscribed, and superb with such an association. Dr Homer E. Newell Jr. (1915-1983) was a mathematics professor... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 114395

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  11. Guide to Rockets, Missiles, and Satellites.
    First edition, first printing, the author's own copy with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Scarce. This layman's guide to rocket science, rocket warfare and the incipient space age comes from the library of the author, Dr Homer E. Newell Jr. (1915-1983). Newell was a mathematics professor and author... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 114393

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  12. Elogi di Galileo Galilei e di Bonaventura Cavalieri
    First collected edition, scarce: not in Copac, OCLC locates ten copies. Paolo Frisi (1728-1784) was an Italian mathematician, astronomer and physicist who is best know for his work in hydraulics. "His most significant contributions to science, however, were in the compilation, interpretation, and dissemination of the work... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 110130

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    First complete collected edition of Galileo's works, the third overall, and the first to include the Dialogo, along with other material published here for the first time. Galilei's Opere, first published in two volumes in 1656 in Bologna by Carlo Manolessi, was reprinted with some revision and the addition of a third volume... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 109916

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    Offprint from the Annual Review of the Institute of Archaelogy at the University of Ankara, describing a manuscript in the Vatican Library (MS Vat. Pers. 9), namely a 1631 copy of renowned explorer Pietro della Valle's Persian translation of a short pamphlet by one Christophoros Borrus, a Milanese Jesuit and astronomer,... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 104031

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  15. 92530
    Eighth edition of the first printed star atlas, originally published in 1540. All early editions are rare. De la sfera del mondo is a traditional Ptolemaic-Aristotelian geocentric cosmography, but its appendix, De le stelle fisse, "represents the first printed star atlas, containing maps of the stars as opposed to simple... Learn More
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