The Moon - A Full Description and Map of Its Principal Physical Features.
London: George Philip & Son, 1895.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003067
8vo (246 x 155 mm). viii, 173,  pp., 4 double-page maps of the moon, half-title and advert leaf at end. Original publishers blue cloth, lettering to upper board and spine, cloth heavily waterstained, rubbed and worn at extremities, binding a bit weak (inner hinges split). Content quite clean and unaffected from the damp. Still a good copy (near fine internally). ----
Ashworth, The face of the moon, Linda Hall 34. - First Edition. Elger was the first director of the Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association, which kept up interest in the moon after the demise of the Selenographic Society. Using an 8.5" reflector, Elger made many drawings of the moon between 1884 and 1896; his sketchbooks survive, and are now in the possession of the British Astronomical Association. The Moon contains Elger's own lunar map, in four sections, with a diameter of 18 inches. It is much less complex than the maps of Neison, Schmidt, Mädler, and Lohrmann, and for that reason, one of the most usable lunar maps ever produced. Printed with the maria in green, and with easily legible type, it is still an ideal reference map (Ashworth). - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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