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There are 35 books in this catalogue.
And there was Light. The Discovery of the Universe. Translated from German by Richard and Clara Winston.
Thiel, Rudolf
Book Number: 66258
Readers Union, London 1959 8vo. hardcover. 396pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Good d/w chipped on top edge.
Price: $18.00

Eagle on the moon : the incredible space journey of Apollo 11
O'Keefe, Daniel
Book Number: 65336
Paul Hamlyn, Sydney 1969. 4to. pictorial boards, hardcover. 61pp. colour illus. Very good apart from some insect damage near the edges of the fep & front pastedown. Scarce
Price: $250.00

Outlines of Astronomy
Herschel, John F. W.
Book Number: 64678
Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, London, 1864. Seventh edition 8vo. leather bound hardcover, marbled endpapers & edges. 729pp. + 7 plates & folding chart. B/w frontis, b/w illus. Good, plated at rear stained, foxing to prelims. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School pastedown inside front cover.
Price: $180.00

Astronomical Memoirs.
Tebbutt, John
Book Number: 64219
ISBN: 0949694088
Hawkesbury Shire Council, Windsor 1986. Large 8vo. softcover. 154pp. b/w illus. Good, crease on front cover corner. A reprint of the 1908 edition with an introduction by Graeme White. Additional material compiled by Hawkesbury Shire Council Library Service.
Price: $18.00

The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Its History and Work
Maunder, E. Walter
Book Number: 64043
Religious Tract Society, London 1900. 8vo. orig. cloth hardcover. gilt edges. 320pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, foxing to endpapers.
Price: $50.00

Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope
Watson, Fred
Book Number: 63381
ISBN: 1865086584
Sydney; Allen & Unwin; 2004 8vo. hardcover. 342pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Price: $15.00

Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Ferris, Timothy
Book Number: 63382
ISBN: 0060535954
Perennial 2003. 8vo. softcover. 510pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $8.00

The Names of the Stars
Webb, E. J.; Edited & intro by Bulmer-Thomas, Ivor ; Memoir by Webb, Clement C. J.
Book Number: 63142
Nisbet & Co., Ltd., London, 1952 8vo. hardcover. 206pp. index, b/w plates. Very good, spine faded. / Very good d/w.
Price: $95.00

The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to be: A Violent Natural History
Mackenzie, Dana
Book Number: 62661
ISBN: 0471150576
Wiley 2003 8vo. hardcover. 232pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

Comets, Popular Culture and the Birth of Modern Cosmology
Genuth, Sara S.
Book Number: 59142
ISBN: 0691011508
Princeton University Press, USA 1997 8vo. hardcover. 364pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, rear board slightly bent. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $15.00

Meteorites and their origins
McCall, G. J. H. (Gerald Joseph Home)
Book Number: 26110
ISBN: 0858850540
Melbourne Wren 1973 8vo hardcover 352pp index, b/w illus. very good, bookplate on fep. / very good d/w.
Price: $25.00

Giotto to the Comets
Calder, Nigel
Book Number: 53525
ISBN: 0952011506
Presswork 1992 8vo softcover 223pp very good.
Price: $8.00

Raeburn, Paul : Foreword and Commentary by Matt Golombeck
Book Number: 4396
ISBN: 0792273737
Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. August, 1998: First Edition, First Printing (stated) large 4to. Hardcover. 232 pp illustrated with 125+ color, b&w photos, computer-generated pictures, breathtaking 8 page, panoramic 3-D gatefold; two pair 3-D viewing glasses in pocket affixed to rear pastedown (never used). Near fine / vg+ d/w.
Price: $12.00

Apollo and the Universe. Selected Lectures on the U.S. Manned Space Flight Programme and selected fields of modern physics and cosmology
Butler S T (ed)
Book Number: 20541
Sydney. Shakespeare Head Press. 1967. First edition 8vo. hardcover. 422pp. b/w illus. very good/good, chipped d/w.
Price: $22.00

Night Skies. The art of deep space.
Malin, David
Book Number: 22156
Sydmey, The British Council. 1998. Square 8vo. softcover. 60pp. colour illus. near fine.
Price: $25.00

Window In the Sky
Lawton, A T
Book Number: 33398
ISBN: 0715377574
David Charles 1979 8vo hardcover 223pp index, b/w illus. very good, owner's initials on fep. / very good d/w. Astronomical bodies. Observation from space vehicles.
Price: $10.00

Images of the Universe
Stott, Carole (Editor)
Book Number: 37012
ISBN: 0521424194
Cambridge ; New York Cambridge University Press 1991 4to softcover 245pp colour & b/w illus. very good.
Price: $8.00

House in Space
Cooper, Henry S F
Book Number: 38560
ISBN: 0207957223
London : Angus and Robertson 1977 8vo hardcover 184pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $10.00

Centauri Dreams; Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration
Gilster, Paul
Book Number: 39030
ISBN: 038700436X
Copernicus Books, New York, 2004 8vo. hardcover. 302pp. index. fine. / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

Supernova! the Exploding Star of 1987
Goldsmith, Donald
Book Number: 41403
ISBN: 0312026471
St Martins Press 1989 8vo hardcover 221pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $10.00

Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge
Tyson, Neil De Grasse (Editor)
Book Number: 41737
ISBN: 1565846028
New Press 2001 Large 8vo softcover 256pp colour illus. very good. Leading experts explain the discoveries of modern astrophysics in an illustrated companion to the American Museum of Natural History's newly renovated Rose Center for Earth and Space. Cosmic Horizons illuminates the most recent discoveries of modern astrophysics with essays by leading astronomers, including NASA scientists.
Price: $12.00

An Australian Geographic Guide to Space Watching
Burnham, Robert; Alan Dyer; Robert Garfinkle; Martin George; Jeff Kanipe; David Levy; . Consultant editor: Dr John O'Byrne
Book Number: 48004
Australian Geographic 2001 Tall 8vo. hardcover. 288pp. colour illus. Near Fine. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $25.00

Patrick Moore on Mars
Moore, Patrick
Book Number: 48909
ISBN: 1841880043
Sterling Publishing April 2000 8vo softcover 224pp very good. Illustrated with colour photos. Night falls over the equator and Phoebus rises from the west. It takes only 4 1/4 hours for this nearest moon to cross the sky--more than enough time for it to wax from new to full. This is the enduring charm of Mars: the more you learn about it, the stranger it seems. Moore's sober, commonsense tale of discovery cannot help but be as much about the garish Mars of the imagination as it is about the physical planet--and the changes wrought upon that imaginary twin have been truly cataclysmic.
Price: $12.00

To Mars and Beyond: Search for the Origins of Life
Walter, Prof. Malcolm (Editor)
Book Number: 51937
ISBN: 1875460144
Canberra National Museum of Australia 2001. Square 4to. softcover. 132pp. colour illus. Very good+.
Price: $15.00

Magnificent Desolation - The Long Journey Home From the Moon
Aldrin, Buzz with Ken Abraham
Book Number: 52770
ISBN: 1408804166
Bloomsbury 2010 8vo softcover 352pp very good. The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous persons on our planet, yet few people know the rest of this true American hero’s story. In Magnificent Desolation, Aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure and the ultimate insider’s view of life as one of the superstars of America’s space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials–and eventual triumphs–back on Earth. From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled President Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour. The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged–the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly, and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. He burned through two marriages, his Air Force career came to an inglorious end, and he found himself selling cars for a living when he wasn’t drunkenly wrecking them. Redemption came when he finally embraced sobriety, gained the love of a woman, Lois, who would become the great joy of his life, and dedicated himself to being a tireless advocate for the future of space exploration–not only as a scientific endeavor but also as a thriving commercial enterprise.
Price: $8.00

Atlas of the Solar System
Yenne, Bill
Book Number: 55357
ISBN: 0861243382
Bison Books 1987 Oblong 4to. hardcover. 192p. index, colour illus. Very good. / Very good d/w with small tear at top of spine.
Price: $12.00

The Moon and the Western Imagination
Montgomery, Scott L.
Book Number: 58972
ISBN: 0816519897
Arizona 1999 Trade paperback. 265pp. Very Good. The Moon is at once a face with a thousand expressions and the archetypal planet. Throughout history it has been gazed upon by people of every culture in every walk of life. From early perceptions of the Moon as an abode of divine forces, humanity has in turn accepted the mathematized Moon of the Greeks, the naturalistic lunar portrait of Jan van Eyck, and the telescopic view of Galileo. Scott Montgomery has produced a richly detailed analysis of how the Moon has been visualized in Western culture through the ages, revealing the faces it has presented to philosophers, writers, artists, and scientists for nearly three millennia. To do this, he has drawn on a wide array of sources that illustrate mankind's changing concept of the nature and significance of heavenly bodies from classical antiquity to the dawn of modern science. Montgomery especially focuses on the seventeenth century, when the Moon was first mapped and its features named. From literary explorations such as Francis Godwin's Man in the Moone and Cyrano de Bergerac's L'autre monde to Michael Van Langren's textual lunar map and Giambattista Riccioli's Almagestum novum, he shows how Renaissance man was moved by the lunar orb, how he battled to claim its surface, and how he in turn elevated the Moon to a new level in human awareness. The effect on human imagination has been cumulative: our idea of the Moon, and therefore the planets, is multilayered and complex, having been enriched by associations played out in increasingly complicated harmonies over time. We have shifted the way we think about the lunar face from a "perfect" body to an earthlike one, with corresponding changes in verbal and visual expression. Ultimately, Montgomery suggests, our concept of the Moon has never wandered too far from the world we know best-the Earth itself. And when we finally establish lunar bases and take up some form of residence on the Moon's surface, we will not be conquering a New World, fresh and mostly unknown, but a much older one, ripe with history.
Price: $18.00

Burnham, Robert (editor)
Book Number: 58982
ISBN: 1876778814
Fog City Press 2002 Small 8vo laminated boards, hardcover 320pp index, colour illus. Very good.
Price: $15.00

The Night Sky: A Guide to Observing the Sun, Moon and Planets
Massey, Steve
Book Number: 58984
ISBN: 1741100836
New Holland Publishers, Australia, 2003. 8vo. softcover. 224pp. index, colour illus. Very good.
Price: $15.00

Beyond Earth: Mapping the Universe
Devorkin, David
Book Number: 59424
ISBN: 0792264673
National Geographic. 2002 4to. hardcover. 256pp. colour & b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $18.00

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