Bournemouth: Published and printed by the Author and by Pardy & Son, 1931.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #002187
4to (245 x 175 mm),  364 pp. Several illustrations and diagrams in text (many full-page), a few on separate sheets outside pagination. Contemporary half red morocco over cloth, rebacked with gilt-lettered portion of original spine preserved. Text very bright and clean. Provenance: The British Astronomical Association (ink stamps on title and free endpaper, library card in pocket on rear pastedown), cancelled ownership inscription on free endpaper (T.B.G? dated 1934, R.W.Payne, dated 1966). ----
Ashworth, The face of the moon, Linda Hall, 37 - In his youth, Goodacre was a member of the Liverpool Astronomical Society, becoming a founding member of the British Astronomical Association in 1890. In 1897 he became the second Director of its Lunar Section, serving in that post until 1937. In 1910, he published a 77" diameter hand drawn map of the moon. In 1931, he published the present larger book of maps of the moon's surface with descriptions of features. "Until 1919, it was generally agreed that for all their accuracy and reliability, lunar photographs were still inferior to the human eye in capturing fine detail. Then in September 1919, the 100-inch Hooker telescope opened for business at Mt. Wilson Observatory. In a remarkable series of photographs taken by Francis Pease on September 12-15, the moon appeared as never before. The results were not placed before the general public until Goodacre published his lunar handbook and included several enlarged prints from these negatives [Photographs of Surface, facing p.315]." (Ashworth). - Visit our website to see more images!
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