Lot 53NASMYTH, JAMES HALL and CARPENTER, JAMES
The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite... London: John Murray, 1874. Stated second edition (same year, size and format as the first). Publisher's blue cloth with design in gold and black. 11 x 8 1/2 inches (28 x 21.5 cm); half title, xvi, 189,  pp., with 2 pp. ads dated December 1874. With 25 plates on 24 leaves (including frontispiece), with mounted Woodburytypes, photogravures, autotypes, and lithographs (one colored). Some wear to binding, soiling to the margins of some leaves.
This copy has a Woodburytype portrait of the author (from Men of Mark) laid-in. Important as an photographic desideratum, this work also includes some pioneering astronomical art, in the form of photographs of sculpted models of lunar features. Truthful Lens 125.
Sold for $625
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