07-29-2006 07-29-2006
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2345 Boston
July 29, 2006 10:00AMCalender

Barnard, Edward Emerson

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 29, 2006 10:00AM


Barnard, Edward Emerson, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way, Parts I & II, Carnegie Institute of Washington: 1927, 247 of 700, 4to; Vol. 1, Photographs and Descriptions, comprising 51 large tipped-in silver prints of the constellations, linen-backed, listing title, ascension and declination, an illustration of the Bruce Photographic Telescope at Yerkes University, and Catalogue of 349 Dark Objects in the Sky; Vol. 2, the corresponding Charts and Tables; fabric covers (overall fine condition, offsetting of the frontispiece on title page of vol. 1).
Provenance: Formerly in the personal collection of Lee Price.

Literature: Sky and Telescope, Dec. 2005. The first photographic atlas of the northern Milky Way to illustrate dark nebulae. Please leave short space.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


Edward Emerson, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Yerkes University, Lee Price