A PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS OF SELECTED REGIONS OF THE MILKY WAY, by Edward Emerson Barnard - 1927 [2 vols, plates]


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A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

by Edward Emerson Barnard

edited by Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert  

Two volumes.  Washington, DC:  Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927  

Hardback set is overall in VERY GOOD- condition, with faults.  

  • Russet cloth covers have gilt titles on spine. 
  • Boards show some smudges, scuffing, edgewear.  Staining and discoloration of covers at opening edges.  Cloth is peeling at back cover Volume I.  Corners are bumped, frayed, with exposed board.  See photos.
  • Spines have gilt text, dimmed, and are somewhat darkened, with bumped, scuffed ends.
  • Bindings are secure.   
  • Pastedowns and feps have some light foxing, staining.  Owner's name and date in pencil, presumably his own hand.  Book plate on each pastedown.  See photos. 
  • Frontispiece, a photographic portrait of Barnard, is present and has intact tissue guard.
  • Original bill of sale is affixed inside back cover of Vol. I.  See photos.
  • Ex libris Dr. Roy K. Marshall, astronomer and planetarium director.
  • Photographic plates are bright and clear, plates are fabric backed, some pigment loss at margins.  See photos. 
  • Interior Volume I is gently age-toned, exhibits moderate to heavy foxing to plate backing and cover sheets, illustration shadows on pages facing plates.  Interior Volume II is gently age-toned, with marginal toning.  See photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block edges have some dirt, some foxing. 
  • PS2023.0727

51 plates, 50 charts and tables. Vol. I: 10.75 x 9.75 inches; Vol. II: 10.75 x 10.5 inches

A photographic Atlas of regions of the Milky Way, undertaken and directed by Edward Emerson Barnard (1857-1923), Professor of Practical Astronomy at the University of Chicago and Astronomer at the Yerkes Observatory there from 1895 until his death.  The Atlas was published after Barnard's death, edited by Edwin B. Frost, the Observatory's Director and Mary R. Calvert, Assistant.  Sections of the night sky appear in photographs with descriptions in Volume I; then those same areas are drawn in charts, with accompanying tables, in Volume II.

This work is Publication No. 247 of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Ex libris Roy K. Marshall, astronomer.  Marshall worked at the Alder Planetarium in Chicago, and the Yerkes Observatory.  He was the Director of the Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and the first Director in 1949 of the newly opened Morehead Planetarium at UNC Chapel Hill.  Marshall ordered this Atlas from the Carnegie Instution of Washington in January,  1929.  The bill of sale is affixed inside the back cover of Volume I. 

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