HERSCHAL AT THE CAPE: diaries and reminscences of Sir John Herschel, 1834-1838
Edition: First printing
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969. Green cloth, green endpapers. pp (xxxviii), 398 + 20 plates on text paper; 13 figures and 2 maps in text. Bump to upper outer corners of covers, sunning to the green top page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small tears and very small tears, two inch split to rear flap fold, rubbing to foot of spine and flap folds; good or a bit better. The first volume in the Humanities. Research Center History of Science Series. Besides his astronomical observations at the Cape of Good Hope, the diaries contain personal matter, gossip, natural history, travel, politics, and more. Sir John was one of the founders of the astronomy of the Southern Hemisphere. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be requried.
Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: Hardcover