- (Bernardston, MA and Mansfield Centre, CT: Astronomy Books and Martino Publishing Co., 2001).
- viii, 499+(1) pages
- ISBN: 1578980127
Price: $110.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 70015
Facsimile reprint limited to 75 copies of an edition first published in Edinburgh by Authority of Her Majesty's Government in 1890. (Besterman 588). Donated by James Ludovic, Earl of Crawford, to the Edinburgh Royal Observatory, the collection of the Library of Dunecht Observatory started with the library of the late Charles Babbage, was augmented by a number of very rare works from the library at Haigh Hall, Lancashire, and included some works on natural history obtained for the Mauritius Expedition in 1874. From this strong beginning, works in the areas of comets, physics and pure mathematics were added. The catalogue, which describes about 10,000 books on astronomy, is arranged in alphabetical order, chiefly by author followed by the title, number of volumes, number of plates, maps, etc., size, and finally the dimensions. There are also eighteen cross-referenced subject headings. This extremely rare catalogue has never been reprinted. Almost all extant copies of the original are very brittle due to the paper used for printing.