THE MOON: A POPULAR TREATISE, by Garrett P. Serviss - 1918


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The Moon: A Popular Treatise 

by Garrett P. Serviss

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1918.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Boards show some signs of wear, smudges, and scuffing. Corners are gently bumped and scuffed. (Please see photos)
  • Spine has black text and is  darkened with some rippels to fabric and crushed ends. (Please see photos)
  • Binding is secure. 
  • Tiny bookseller sticker on front pastedown. 
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.
  • Interior is gently age-toned.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • VK2021.0902.

248 pages. 5.25X7.5 inches.


"In describing the Yerkes photographs of the moon Mr. Serviss has had a pleasant task, and has performed it with pleasing results. The text involves a selenologist, a lady questioner, and the excellent photographs of the moon taken on successive evenings throughout an entire lunation bv Mr. Wallace with the 12-inch telescope of the Yerkes Observatory. The author has managed to keep the questions in the background whilst making the answers very lucid and impressive. In an introductory chapter the dialogue turns on the distance, size, motions, &c., of our satellite; thenceforward it takes each photograph of the moon in turn, and gives a simple, straightforward account, in popular language, of the various features, introducing, at well-timed intervals, asides on geometrical, photometrical, and such-like questions. Then follows a chapter (iv) dealing with some of the larger individual features of the lunar surface, as shown on the large-scale photographs taken by Mr. Ritchey with the Yerkes 40-inch refractor." (Google) 


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