On the Photographic Spectra of Stars. Received december 11, - Read December 18, 1879.

(London, Harrison and Sons, 1880).

4to. No wrappers as extracted from "Philosophical Transactions", Vol. 171 - Part II. Pp. 669-690 a. 1 large folded plate.

First printing of a pioneer work in the photography of star spectra.
"William Huggins (1824-1910), English astronomer, a pioneer in spectroscopy and photography. He examined spectroscopically the chemical constitution of stars and comets, and the gaseous nature of planetary and diffuse nebulae; he applied the Doppler Principle to the measurement of the radial velocities of stars, and published an atlas of representative stellar spectra" (Ripley: Source Book in Astronomy).

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