Hard Cover. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1902. Very Good.
Fourth edition, revised and corrected. Publisher's green cloth, boards triple-ruled in blind, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, black coated endpapers, illustrated with black and white plates. A very good copy, light rubbing to extremities and front hinge starting at half-title, foxing to margins and some text throughout. Overall, a sturdy, presentable copy of this fundamental astronomy text. First published in 1885, Clerke's A Popular History of Astronomy chronicles the advancements in the field of astronomy since the start of the nineteenth century. This fourth edition, revised and corrected from the previous three, was the last to be published within the author's lifetime. A skilled writer and expert on astronomical research, Clerke was a member of the British Astronomical Society and a recipient of the Actonian Prize, awarded to her in 1892 by the Royal Institution. This volume chronicles the history and development in the field of astronomy throughout the nineteenth century, summarizing various researcher's theories in concise detail that could be read by scientists and non-scientists alike. Clerke wrote several other works for A & C Black, including 159 biographies of notable scientists and passages on history and astronomy that were included in the eleventh edition of Encyclopaedia Brittanica.