The Moon in modern Astronomy. A Summary of twenty Years Selenographic Work, and a Study of Recent Problems. Translated by Joseph McCabe, with an Introduction by J. Ellard Gore.
London: A. Owen & Co., 1907.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near Fine. Item #002183
8vo (208 x 143 mm). 160 pp. , 12 pp. Half-title, colored frontispiece, advertisements, 66 b&w illustrations in text. Original publishers blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine and upper board (a trifle rubbing to extremities and spine ends). Provenance: British Astronomical Association (library stamp and shelf mark on front endpaper, rear endpaper with library card in pocket); cancelled inscription on half-title. ----
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, originally published in German the year before. Philipp Johann Heinrich Fauth (March 19, 1867 - January 4, 1941) was a German selenographer. Born in Bad Dürkheim, he worked as a schoolteacher. As an amateur astronomer, he studied the formations on the Moon with great intensity and meticulousness. He compiled an extensive atlas of the moon between 1884 and 1940 (which was not completely published until 1964, and prized today as a rare book). Unfortunately, Fauth carried out this immense work at the same time that advances were being made in photography that allowed for a more reliable depiction of the lunar surface. In 1913 with co-author Hans Hoerbiger, he published his now-defunct Cosmic Ice (Glacial Kosmogonie) Theory which was subsequently investigate by Austrian writer, Hans Schindler Bellamy. - Visit our website to see more images!
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