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Collection of seven publications by and about Agnes Mary Clerke plus one autographed / signed manuscript - letter by Agnes Clerke.

[Clerke, Agnes Mary].

Collection of seven publications by and about Agnes Mary Clerke plus one autographed / signed manuscript – letter by Agnes Clerke. This rare collection includes: 1. A.M.Clerke – Geschichte der Astronomie während des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Gemeinfasslich dargestellt. (Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe von H.Maser) – First german edition of “A popular History of Astronomy during the 19th century” from 1889 – with a signed, contemporary manuscript letter by Agnes Clerke in german (!) regarding this publication / 2. Agnes Clerke – Familiar Studies in Homer (London, 1892) / 3. Agnes Clerke – “The Herschels and Modern Astronomy” (with a loosely inserted portrait of Sir William Herschel) (London, 1895) / 4. Agnes Clerke – “A popular History of Astronomy during the 19th century” (The important Fourth Edition, revised and corrected by the author) (London, Adam and Charles Black, 1902) – Famously: With the vintage photographs pasted to frontispiece and titlepage / 5. Agnes Clerke – “The System of the Stars” – Second Edition (London, 1905) / 6. Agnes Clerke – Modern Cosmogonies (London, 1905) / 7. Agnes Clerke – “A popular History of Astronomy during the 19th century” 1908-Reprint of the important Fourth Edition, revised and corrected by the author) (London, Adam and Charles Black, 1908) / 8. Mary Brueck / Mary Brück – Agnes Mary Clerke & The Rise of Astrophysics (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

A mixture of first and later editions. Berlin / London, Springer / Cassell / Longmans & Green and others, 1889 – 1908. Octavo. More than 2500 pages with many illustrations and diagrams etc. / The vintage letter has two pages filled and signed by Clerke in ink / The only modern publication within the collection is a very important monograph on Clerke by scientist Mary Brueck / Mary Brück, published by Cambridge University Press (275 pages). Original Hardcovers in bespoke protective collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. A stunning collection of all the important publications by this important woman astronomer. Clerke paved the way for women in science and must be seen as the pioneer female astronomer. The price includes an upgrade to worldwide free shipping of the collection per DHL Express Courier.

EUR 1.800,-- 

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[Colburn, The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine.

[Colburn, Henry] Napier, Charles and others

The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine. 1833 Part I and Part II. [Including the essay: “On the Invasion and Defence of Ireland”/ The Volumes include for example further essays on: Ireland and the British Army / Naval Operations on the Potomac / Artillery Practice at the Siege of the Citadel of Antwerp / History of the Coldstream Guards / Cavalry Warfare / The Jamaica Station / Siege of Badajoz in 1812 / Military Organization of Belgium / Record of the Services of the twenty-third Regiment / Plan for the suppression of Piracy / The Indian Army / Observations on the Construction and Qualities of the Vernon and Castor and on Naval Architecture in General by Capt.Charles Napier / Remark on the Defence and Invasion of Ireland / On the Defective Discipline of the Merchant Service with Hints for Amending it / Colonies – Their Influence on Maritime and Military Ascendancy / The Crisis of Turkey / Royal Naval School / On the Overland Invasion of India / Reply to Major Gawler on his “Crisis of Waterloo” by Sir Hussey Vivian / Debate on Sir Thomas Troubridge / Memoir on the Defence of Canada in 1833 (with a Map) / Narrative of Captain Ross’s First Voyage of Discovery / Military Establishments of Germany / The Port of Hastings / The Jamaica Station / Jersey, as a Residence for Officers on the half-pay of the Army and the Navy / Military Equipments: Waterproof Cartridges – Sapata – Self-fixing Bayonets / James Toggle – A Tar of the Old School etc. etc.

First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set for the year 1833). London, Published for Henry Colburn, 1833. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I: IV, 596 pages with Index and Diagrams and the large folding map: “Plan of Attack on the Citadel of Antwerp from 29 November to 23 December, 1832, with handcoloured portraits of Marshal Gerard, Baron Chasse and a “View of Scheldt” from Fort Bathz to Antwerp, showing Fort Lille, Fort Bathz, Fort Liefkenshoek, Fort Phileppe, Fort Maria, Plan of City of Antwerp and an excellent birdseye-view of the Antwerp Citadel. / Volume II: IV, 580 pages with Index and Diagrams, illustrations within the text (Capture of the Diamond Rock / Ascent of the Peter Botte Mountain with Lloyd, Phillpotts, Taylor and Keppel showing on ascent and resting in the wall / Depiction and explanation of a Boomerang / Boomarang by Henry Wilkinson !), Folded Plan of “Waterloo Crisis from 7 to half past 8 o’clock and close to the action”/ with the large, folded, handcoloured “Sketch of Part of Upper and Lower Canada with reference to the proposed Military Districts”. Hardcover / Original, publisher’s half leather with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Both Volumes with only very minor signs of foxing – interior very bright and clean with the map/plan in excellent condition. Pages 3 to 5 and 537 to 540 with some defects. Otherwise in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of Edward Westby, Esq. with his armorial bookplate / exlibris to the pastedown of both Volumes.

EUR 480,-- 

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