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EARLY STUDY OF THE SUN'S SPECTRUM: "On Diffraction - Draper, Henry; - 1873. 
London: Macmillan and Co, 1873, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Draper's detailed study of the Sun's spectrum including a large photograph of the spectrum, tipped in at p. 217. xi, 516, ccxii (Ads) pp. 4to. Terracotta color publisher's binding with gold and black embossed titling and borders to cover board and spine. Ex-Library with Royal College Naval Library bookplate on front pastedown, borrower's card slot glued to front pastedown, due date sheet pasted to first free endpaper. No other library markings present other than the number "53" in white ink at base of spine. Clean within. Misidentified on spine as covering the dates November 7, 1872 - April 24, 1873, this volume actually covers the dates November 6, 1873 - April 30, 1874.
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