S.I. Dao guang 1, 1819. 4to., unpaginated (or paginated in Chinese); VG; 3/4 bound in brown leather, raised ridges and maroon text block with gilt lettering on spine, marbled boards; mild bumping and peeling to corners, both boards slightly loose, chip missing to head of spine on the side towards the front board (keeping in mind that this volume reads right to left); rubbing to leather, boards, spine; 2 volumes in 1, on double leaves; interior clean; The Yuan Tian Tu Shou is a general treatise on astronomy, by Li Mingche, a Daoist priest, published in 1819. The author adopts the Ptolemaic system as given by Diaz in the Tianwanlou, giving the modern corrections for various elements. In a supplement, however, nearly as large as the original he seems to have changes his views, and adopts the Tychonic Theory. The work is illustrated throughout with well-cut diagrams; Text in Chinese; consignment; shelved case 3.
Lugd. Batav. Roterodami: Hackios, 1669. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary vellum, faded ink lettering to spines; some soiling to vellum; bookplate to front pastedown of each volume; each volume with an engraved title page, all dated 1669, title page of volume 1 says 1669, 2 and 3 state 1668; stain to bottom of text bloc of volume 1, does not impact any text; interiors clean; printer's mark with an eagle and the motto 'MOVENDO' on each title page; text in Latin with Greek references; shelved case 3.
Rome: Aloysium Zannettum, 1603. First edition. Thin, narrow 10mo in vellum; VG; minimal soiling on covers; tiny remnants of leather straps on back cover; strong binding; book title inscribed on lower external edge; ink inscriptions and signatures on end pages; tiny closed tears on first two pages; slight foxing on edges; text in Latin, in tiny print; tables at the end; in very good and readable condition; Clavius was a German Jesuit mathematician, highly respected by Galileo, who visited him in 1611; shelved in Case # 3.
Londini [London]: Typis Henrici Woodfall, Sumptibus Pauli et Isaaci Vaillant, 1739. First Edition. 4to., xvi, 307pp., 5pp. Index; VG; bound in polished brown calf, spine paneled tan leather with red label and gilt lettering; spine rebound, previous boards; boards have a gilt border, gilt rule to covers; gilt tooled turn-ins; marbled endpapers; some wear and bumping to corners, wear to boards; frontispiece portrait of Bentley, engraved by Geo. Vertue after I. (Sir James) Thornhill; large engraved headpiece to the dedication; folding plate of Farnese atlas, in excellent condition, plate only has the two folds; wide margins; consignment; shelved case 4.
Berolini (Berlin): B. Goldberg & L. Rosenkranz, 1846 / 1848. large 8vo.; VG-; 1/4 bound in black cloth with gilt Hebrew lettering on spine, marbled boards; rebound; small bumping to corners; Collation: [Sectio prior - 1848]  (lacking Latin title page, but with Hebrew title page), lacking xxvi (notes in German), xxxviii (also in German) pp., 60 leaves of Hebrew text with figures, , 42 pp. (tables), 4 plates; [Sectio altera -1846]  (beginning with Latin title), xi (notes in German),  pp., 48 leaves of Hebrew text; Ex-Libris, with stamp at bottom of title page, writing and stamps on recto of title page, small and unobtrusive black stamps in occasional margins; mild and scattered foxing and age-marks; interior clean of writing; following the first title page is a printed dedication to Moses and Judith Montifiore from the publishers in both Hebrew and German; Isaac Israeli ben Joseph was a Spanish-Jewish astronomer/astrologer during the fourteenth century, a pupil of Asher ben Yehiel. In 1310 he wrote Yesod Olam, the best contribution on that subject to Hebrew literature. The Yesod Olam was first published by Jacob Shklower in Berlin, in 1777. This more complete edition, with a preface by David Cassel, was published by B. Goldberg and L. Rosenkranz in 1848; consignment; shelved case 3.
London; London: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy; Priestley and Weale, 1827; 1829. Small Quarto; VG-; Dark beige spine with black text [Part II]; Green slipcase has slight rubbing to exterior, minor wear to corners, cloth covering spine detaching toward tail edge, cloth covering head edge slight detaching; Part I contains loose bindings numbering 141 uncut pp, outer pages show slight age toning, rough edges, interior pages unmarked; Part II has 431 pp; bound in paper covers, covers show slight browning to exteriors, chipping to spine edges, minor wear to edges; text block has light wear and ivory toning to exterior edges, foxing to inside covers, foxing to first and last two pages; interior clean;.
Boston: American Stationers [John B. Russell], 1837. First Edition. Large Quarto; VG; 371 Pages; re-bound in 3/4 green leather with marbled boards and end papers; Gilt lettering to spine; Illustrated with B & W plates throughout, including many telescopic views of the moon; Also 3 fold-out hand-colored diagrams of the constellations; Some waviness and age toning to the text block, as is typical; Some spots of foxing; Light tears at the folds of some illustrations; Shelved Case 10.
Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863. Second Edition. 8vo., 170  pages; VG; spine green leather with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound, with some repair, marbled boards preserved, new cloth spine and corners, previous thin spine preserved and on top of spine; not a recent repair, with moderate wear to cloth; with two title pages, the first in a burnt orange color; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild foxing; text in French; shelved case 10.
New York: Free Press, 2012. Octavo, 202pp; VG/VG; spine dark blue with yellow and white lettering, dust jacket protected with a mylar jacket; inscribed on title page by author to previous owner; embossed by previous owner on endorsement page; text block clean; text clear; in excellent condition; shelved case 13.
Washington, D.C. National Aeronautics And Space Administration / Scientific And Technical Information Division, 1988. First Edition. Folio, vii, 13, 95 pages; VG; black cloth boards, black tape spine, white lettering; mild rubbing and shelfwear; NASA SP-496; interior clean; shelved front table or Alcove 1.
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution, 2016. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 256 pages, VG/VG; DJ, dark gray spine, white lettering: mild overall wear/creasing to covers, "US $34.95 / CAN $41.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; gloss paper boards, cover design identical to DJ: very mild overall wear to boards, light wear to corners; interior clean, replete with full-color graphics; contains errata issued by publisher housed between verso of ffep and title page; shelved Front Table.
Denver: American Astronautical Society, 1965. Octavo; VG; hardcover; bound in black cloth, white and red lettering; boards strong, minor shelfwear, minor edgewear, minor rubbing on fore corners, light soiling on front and spine, some bumping around edges; text block age toned around edges; insert included; xxi, 979pp SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1873. New Edition. Large Octavo, 818 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in brown calf, marbled boards, spine paneled with a green and a burgundy label, gilt lettering, gilt tooling to other panels; gilt text block; marbled endpapers; mild rubbing and wear to boards; bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated with 343 engravings on wood and a color frontispiece;very mild foxing to interior; small name-stamp to front cover, sfep; shelved case 10.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved above Hardcover Fiction/Literary Criticism.
Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1958 . Limited Edition. thin 8vo., unpaginated, VG; navy blue cloth boards with bright gilt illustration, bright gilt lettering to spine; slight cocking to spine, minor bumping to corners, boards pristine; bright gilt top, mild age-toning to text-block; age-toning to gutters of endpapers, mild age-toning to interior, text bright and clear; contains many full-color woodcut illustrations by Reed; SIGNED by Reed to limitation page, no. 230 out of 250 copies bound by Elizabeth Kner; contains ephemera (order form stating original price as $25 for this limited edition); housed in light blue clamshell case with gold lettering to spine, moderate shelfwear to slipcase; blue silk ribbon; shelved Case 6.
New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First Hardcover Edition. Thin quarto, 144 pages, G+/VG-; DJ, white spine, small black lettering: overall mild wear to DJ, spine age-toned off-white, lettering clear and legible, "Gnome Press" logo to tail; light creasing to back cover, small closed tears to edges of back cover, small open tear to top edge of back cover; light water damage visible to edges of flaps; DJ protected by mylar; yellow cloth boards, small red lettering to spine: mild overall wear/light soiling to boards, dust staining to top edges of boards, "Gnome Press" logo to tail of spine; age-toning to interior, text and black-and-white graphics legible/clear; starting hinge with open tearing to gutter between table of contents and introduction/copyright page, boards slightly shaken, binding intact, leaves somewhat fragile; first published in the U.S. by Maco Magazine Corporation, New York in 1953 (remains stated to copyright page), subsequently published in hardcover by Gnome Press for the library market in a print run of 3,000 copies; shelved Front Counter.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1999. Collector's Edition. Signed by Author on title page. Octavo in dark green leather with gold gilt all over; gilt edges and silk bookmark; brown marble silk end pages; VG; in very good condition; centerfold photographs; pp. 670; shelved under review table or with Easton Press.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1972. First Edition. 4to., 89 pp., VG/VG; DJ, spine black with gold and white lettering; minimal wear to DJ, mild age-toning to margins of flaps, price uncut "$12.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine, gray pictorial endpapers; slight cocking to spine, very mild bumping to corners, minimal wear to boards; "First published in 1972" stated to copyright page; interior clean; shelved Review Table.
Ilmenau: Bernh. Friedr. Voigt, 1825. [Nach der 15ten Ausgabe aus dem Franzoischen ind Duetsche ubersetzt und mit Zusatzen und Anmerkungen]. 12mo; good+/none; brown spine with no text; gilt bands, flaking loss; boards, brown marbling; major edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; all edges, tinted green; 590 pp.; illus., seven  Tafeln, being three  folded charts, one folded table, and four  plates; foxing and mild toning; binding shaken; split starts, joints and spine; major chipping and wear; else very good; ---TEXT IN GERMAN; ---[SUBTITLE: In zwei und zwanzig Vorkesungen, ohne Hulfe der Mathematik, erlautert; Nebst den neuesten Entdeckungen des Dr. Herschel in London, welche in Deutschland noch wenig bekannt sind. Mit 7 lytthographirten Tafeln und einer Himmelkarte] Shelved in Case #10.
New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1952. Quarto, 147 pages; VG/G+. dull black DJ spine has large mild red lowercase titling past mid-spine, with small ivory publisher just above foot. heavy chipping and edgewear to jacket outer sides, with some whitish scuffs and rubbing to its illustrated surface. clipped front inner flap. mild blue cloth HC, large silver spine titles, minimal wear to ends and corners. decorative fep/ffep with white text. mark-free with color and b/w illustrations. faint smudge to fore-edge and tail. as is, DJ under clear protective cover.; shelved astronomy.
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. Dutch Printing. thick Qto. VG-/ - no DJ. vibrant blue leatherette with a fine grain to the HB spine and the adjacent panels. stamped silver titling between thin silver decorative stripes at tip and tail. two small nicks to front board, pushed in spine ends and gently abraded corners. VOLUME 1 ONLY! chapters filled with color and b/w figures printed among the text on semi-glossy stock. thick volume, slightly graying on fore-edge and tail, otherwise a solid copy with no interior writing or marks. out-of-print. 960 pp. ISBN# 0792371941.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1950. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG- hardcover; Blue fabric spine with dark blue label and gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, bumping to corners, rubbing to edges, age toning to spine, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear to edges, previous owner's name in ink on front paste down, Ex-Libris book plate on front free end paper, pp 363-368 has crease lines, foxing to a few pages, age toned, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 401.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1950. Octavo; First printing; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, purple with gold print on a black banner; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, peripheral fading and fading to spine, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight bump to front top edge; Text block has slight tanning to endpapers, inscription in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; xiii, 401 pages.
The Netherlands: Springer, 2006. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; White spine with black text. Boards have general shelfwear, has Ex-Library call number label on spine, otherwise clean, corners sharp, binding strong; Textblock has library stamp on title page, bar code sticker and call number label on rear free end paper; pp 429.
Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Yellow spine with black text. Boards have general shelfwear, tiny tears to front edge, rubbing to corners, ex-Library call number label on spine, otherwise, clean, binding strong; Textblock has ex-Library stamp on front past-down, bar code sticker on rear free end paper, and call number label with card holder on rear paste-down, apart from that, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 506.
1964. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; with paperback pamphlet; Spine, white with red print; Boards in white paper with red print, spotting, smudging, shelfwear; Text block has age-toning to paper, clean text; "Zur XII. Generalversammlung der Internationalen Astronomischen Union und zum Internationalen Symposium zur Geschichte der Astronomie, Hamburg 1964"; Hardback is facsimile of the “Dissertatio” published in 1610, in Latin, iii, 34 pages; Paperback pamphlet is German translation of “Unterredung … “, 39 pages, illustrated.
London: William Pickering, 1836. Fifth edition. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Brown/green spine with gold text; Rare; This volume only; Boards have moderately exterior with some rubbing along edges, sturdy panels; Text block has darkened slightly due to age, slight cracking along binding between pastedown and front end paper; label of previous owner on front pastedown; pp 381.
Kobenhavn: I Kommission Hos Ejnar Munksgaard, 1948. First Edition. 8vo., 74 pages, tables; grey cover with black print, ink inscription on cover, slight peripheral browning front and back, slight bump to upper right corner, slight smudge on back cover; cover separating from binding; clean interior; "Det Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Matematisk-Fysiske Meddelelser, Bind XXV, Nr. 3"
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1975. First Printing. Quarto; vg-/vg; dj, glossy black spine with orange and white text; dj (protective cover), light shelf wear; HB, black cloth spine with gilt lettering; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; Ex Library of Congress markings, spine, endpapers, title page; text block, clean; illus.: figures, photos (color and B/W), tables; 308pp.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974. Octavo; VG/VG; hardcover; off white spine with black text; dust jacket has minor tears to the top corners and bumps to the tips; boards have white spots at the bottom edge and are slightly shelf edge but binding is solid; front free end-paper has an inscription; bottom edge has a slight stain; 273p.
San Diego: American Astronautical Society, 2004. na. Octavo. VG+/none. Black boards with white and red lettering. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 27TH ANNUAL AAS ROCKY MOUNTAIN GUIDANCE AND CONTROL CONFERENCE HELD FEBRUARY 4-8, 2004, BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO. Uncirculated Library of Congress duplicate with stickers, stamps, and markings. Corners and spine ends of boards rubbed. Superficial scuffing to covers. No CD-ROM. ISBN 0-87703-511-3.
Ohio: The House of Ideas, Inc., 1967. First Edition. Quarto picture book, unpaginated, VG-; blue and white pictorial matte paper boards, no lettering to spine: mild wear to boards; mild bumping to head, tail, and corners; age-toning/wear to text-block; light age-toning to edges of interior, texts and graphics unaffected; fully illustrated; shelved Front Counter.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1957. Second Edition, Third Impression. Octavo; VG/VG-; grey spine, white lettering; dust jacket has general shelfwear, general edgewear, small closed tears on front tail edge, open tear on spine head edge, rubbing on spine tail edge, open tears on fore corners, general sun toning; boards strong, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, signature penned on front end paper; text block age toned; viii, 434pp SHELVED IN ANNEX C ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.
New York and London: Academic Press, Inc., 1960. Octavo; pp 422; VG-/G+; ivory spine with burgundy text; dust jacket has slightly sunned exterior, mainly to spine, some rubbing to exterior; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; interior clean.
Albany: 1856. First Edition. 8vo., 139 pages; Fair; lacking front cover, back cover light green, age-toned, heavy spotting and stains, chipping and tears on all edges; front page has light smudging, tears at top and bottom of spine and both outside corners, binding thread exposed, slight spotting; clean interior but for creased, torn, and smudged upper right corner from page 119 to end.