"The Sidereal Heavens and Other Subjects Connected with Astronomy",
Subject: Miscellaneous Books
Period: 1872 (published)
Color: Black & White
4 x 6 inches
10.2 x 15.2 cm
Thomas Dick (1774-1857), a Scottish astronomer and Presbyterian preacher, issued this sequel to his Celestial Scenery. Discusses in detail the constellations, multiple stars, Milky Way, nebulae orders, star aberrations & motions, meteors, shooting stars, comets, observations of noted astronomers, arguments that other worlds are inhabited, and the role of Deity in cosmic affairs. Appendix gives positions of planets, eclipses/occultations, 1840-41. Hardbound, 419pp., index. Illustrated with five folding b&w plates + over 80 full-pg. and in-text drawings and celestial plans.
Two pages with clean tears. Covers spotted, contents very good.