A Catalogue of 1112 Stars,

[Pond (John)]

A Catalogue of 1112 Stars,

Reduced from Observations made at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, from the Year 1816 to 1833.

Description: FIRST EDITION, pp. iv, 19, folio, contemporary German cloth backed boards, printed label on verso of title stating 'This Part of the Astronomical Observations made at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich is presented, by the Royal Astronomical Society, to', 'Prof. F. Argelander' completed by hand, extensive annotations by Argelander to the text; ex-libris Bonn University with their de-accession stamp ('Ausgesondert'), shelfmark label at foot of spine; together with an ALs by Pond concerning his observational techniques, addressed to the President of the Royal Astronomical Society, but apparently never sent (see below)

Publication Details: Printed by T. Bensley ... and sold by John Murray, 1833

Notes: This is part of the 16 volume Observations published by Pond, 1812-35, one singled out for presentation. Rare: no copy in the USA in WorldCat (nor is any set of the complete run). 'On Maskelyne's death, Pond was appointed astronomer royal by the prince regent, and took up his office at Greenwich on 13 April 1811. The new mural circle by Troughton was delivered in 1812, and for the next few years Pond made an extensive series of observations on bright stars in order to establish a standard catalogue of declinations to complement Maskelyne's catalogue of right ascensions of thirty-six standard s...more

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Price: £4,000

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1833

Stock Number: 60440

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