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A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way - E.E. Barnard, 1st Ed
Chicago, IL: 1927. A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way by Edward Emerson Barnard. First Edition. Chicago, 1927. Two volumes. First Edition of Barnard's monumental atlas of key regions of the Milky Way galaxy. One of an edition of only 700 copies. Illustrated with 51 fine black-and-white linen-backed silver photographic prints. Prior to his death, Barnard had decided that no other method of reproduction would prove adequate, and Barnard himself shouldered "the heavy duty of personally inspecting every print of the 35,700 needed in the issue of an edition of 700 copies...he spared no pains to assure himself that the prints were uniform in quality and faithfully represented the originals" (from the preface). The second volume presents a table and chart interpreting each photograph. This two-volume set is a must-have for collectors of science, astronomy, or space historical items. Interiors clean and fine, a bit of minor rubbing to extremities of original cloth. Near-fine condition. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: sgcullen [Orting, Washington, US]
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