Astronomy in America 1826-1870 Ryan Burritt Steele illustrated books lot x 3Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Fascinating lot of three 19th century American Astronomy text books, aimed at educating youth about the sciences of astronomy.
The New American Grammar of the Elements of Astronomy, On An Improved Plan: In Three Books, by James Ryan.
1826, New York, Collins and Hannay. POOR CONDITION:- Covers detached, spine chipped at ends, scattered spotting. Text block remains sewn and tight as issued. With eight charming primitive woodcut engraved plates, six of which are folding.
The Geography of the Heavens, and Class Book of Astronomy, by Elijah H. Burritt, A. M.
1839 (1837 on cover), New York, F. J. Huntington and Co. Spine leather dried and cracked, covers well rubbed, scattered spotting throughout, a well used and much consulted early American text book.Small in-text illustrations.
A Fourteen Weeks Course in Descriptive Astronomy, by J. Dorman Steele, A.M.
1870, New York, A. S. Barnes & Co. Well illustrated with many images, including a large color lithographed star chart of the heavens showing constellations and zodiac symbols.
All shown signs of handling, age and use.
Smallest book measures: 6 1/8" H X 4" W.
Largest book measures: 7 1/2" H X 5 1/4" W.
Group along shelf measures: 3 1/4".