Tycho Brahe, a picture of scientific life and work in the sixteenth century.

By: DREYER, J. L. E. [John Louis Emil] (1852-1926).

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First edition. 8vo. xvi, 405, [2] pp. Frontispiece, 4 plates, index, [ads]. Original navy blue gilt-stamped cloth; somewhat rubbed, still a very good copy, color added to endleaves. "The best single treatment of Tycho's life and work" – C. Doris Hellman, DSB, vol. II, p. 415. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO THOMAS HEATH Esq. "WITH THE AUTHOR'S KIND REGARDS." Bookplate of Herbert Kraus. This copy is inscribed by Dreyer to Thomas Little Heath (1861-1940), the leading historian of science and mathematics, mathematician, classical scholar, historian of ancient Greek mathematics, and translator. His, Manual of Greek Mathematics, and his translations of Euclid, Apollonius, Aristarchus, and Archimedes, are each seminal works of classical scholarship. Dreyer, Danish astronomer, compiled the New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, 1888, with supplements in 1895, 1908. In 1874 he was appointed astronomer at the Earl of Rosse's observatory in Parsons town. In 1882 he was named astronomer to the observatory at Armagh, Northern Ireland. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1916 and served as its president from 1923 to 1924. First Edition.

Title: Tycho Brahe, a picture of scientific life and work in the sixteenth century.

Author Name: DREYER, J. L. E. [John Louis Emil] (1852-1926).

Categories: Astronomy,

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Adam and Charles Black, 1890.: 1890

Inscription: Signed

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S11767

Keywords: Astronomy