Item #002209 The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition. Richard Anthony PROCTOR.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.
The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.

With 3 photographs by Lewis Rutherfurd

The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition.

London: Longmans, 1873.

1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #002209

8vo (190 x 125 mm). xv [1], 394, [6] pp. Tipped-in albumen-print frontispiece and 2 further albumen-prints of the moon, all by Rutherfurd ("enlarged by Brothers"), 22 plates of which 21 numbered I-XVIII and XX-XXII (including 2 large folding lunar maps and 3 Woodburytypes) and 1 unnumbered folding lunar map after Schmidt, 1 illustration in text, publisher's advert leaves at the end. Publisher's original blind-stamped red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine (binding weak, spine soiled, cloth on upper hinge split towards foot and little frayed, also at foot of spine, inner hinge split between frontispiece and title, corners bumped and worn). Text little browned and slightly foxed throughout. Provenance: illegible signature on title dated 14.06.1957. ----

Ashworth, The face of the moon, Linda Hall 19 (cit. NY edition) - FIRST EDITION, and rarely found complete with all the maps and photographs present as here. Of special interest are the 3 photographic albumen prints of the Moon by Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816-1892). "One solution to the problem of reproducing photographs for publication was simply to make positive paper prints and paste them into books. This was expensive, time-consuming, and not always aesthetically pleasing, but it solved the difficulty of capturing tone in a black-and-white medium. Richard Proctor, the greatest popularizer of astronomy in the nineteenth century, used this expedient in his treatise on the moon. In addition to numerous lithographs and wood engravings, and a large folding lunar map by T.W. Webb, there are three photographic prints of the moon by the American Lewis Rutherfurd, whom Proctor called the greatest lunar photographer of the age." (Ashworth, 19). The photograph facing p.230 was taken at Rutherfurd's observatory in New York on September 16, 1870 (ref. cit.) - Visit our website to see more images!

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