1903 The Earth's Beginning
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Colour Plates, Early Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Pleasing Copy, Rebound, Uncommon
Sir Robert Ball's analysis of the famous Nebular Theory of the origin of the solar system, showcasing the advance in our knowledge of astronomy in the early twentieth century. An early printing of 1903, the first edition appeared in 1901. Uncommon in all editions.
Featuring black and white illustrations in text and full page colour plates.
In a charming full calf school prize binding, awarded to G. Shaw for proficiency in mathematics in 1917.
Sir Robert Ball was an Irish astronomer, founder of the screw theory.
In a full calf school prize binding with decorative gilt to the spine and extremities of the boards, gilt embossing 'Elizabeth Guernsey College' to the front board, marbled edges and endpapers. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear and light minor sunning to the rear board. School prize bookplate to the front pastedown, awarded to G. Shaw for proficiency in mathematics in 1917. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Featuring black and white illustrations in text as well as full page colour plates.
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