Discovery of Pluto - A Special Collection of Signed Books and Manuscripts

Tombaugh, Clyde, et al

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(1). LOWELL, PERCIVAL (1855-1916). Memoir on a trans-Neptunian planet. Lynn, Mass.: Thos. P. Nichols & Son, 1915. FIRST EDITION. 4 to. Orig. printed wrappers. 105, (2, blank), 2 pp. Nine plates, two double-page. SIGNED by Lowell on the half-title and by Clyde W. Tombaugh on the first page. A fine, crisp copy. (2). LAMPLAND, CARL O. (1873-1951). Lowell photographic observations of Pluto. (Flagstaff, Ariz.: Lowell Observatory, Aug. 1931). Extract: Pub. Astro. Soc. Pacific, vol. 43. 2 pp. SIGNED by Tombaugh. A fine copy. (3). PUTNAM, ROGER LOWELL (1893-1972) AND V. M. SLIPHER (1879-1969). Searching out Pluto - Lowell's trans-Neptunian Planet X. Offprint: Scientific Monthly, Jan. 1932, vol. 34, pp. 5-21. Orig. printed wrappers. Illus. SIGNED by Tombaugh. A very fine copy. (4). TOMBAUGH, CLYDE W. (1906-97). Two new faint galactic star clusters. Offprint: Pub. Astro. Soc. Soc. Pacific, March 30, 1938. 1 p. SIGNED by Tombaugh. A fine copy. (5). SLIPHER, VESTO M. The trans-Neptunian planet search. Offprint: Proc. Amer. Philo. Soc., Sept. 1938, vol. 79, pp. 435-440. Orig. printed wrappers. Illus. SIGNED by Tombaugh. A very fine copy. (6). TOMBAUGH, CLYDE W. More new galactic star clusters. Offprint: Pub. Astro. Soc. Pacific, Aug. 1941, vol. 53, pp. 2219-221 + 2 plates. SIGNED by Tombaugh. A very fine copy. (7). TOMBAUGH, CLYDE W. Color 8 x 10 inches photograph of Tombaugh with his 9-inch reflecting telescope. Inscribed by Tombaugh to Katie, 1980s. See cover illustration. Fine condition. (8). TOMBAUGH, CLYDE W. AND PATRICK MOORE. Out of the darkness - the planet Pluto. Harrisburg, Pa.: Stackpole, 1980. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8 vo. Orig. cloth with dustjacket. 221 pp. Illus. PRESENTATION COPY signed and dated 3 July 1980 by Tombaugh. Also SIGNED by Tombaugh on p. 126 where his 1983 portrait with the blink-comparator is reproduced. Tombaugh has annotated several pages and has corrected a printing error found in the first printing on p. 72. Laid in is a printed statement on the front cover illustration signed by Tombaugh. Also laid in is Tombaugh's printed 'The Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter' signed by him. The dustjacket is price-clipped. A fine copy. (9a). A.L.S. Tombaugh to Howard J. Coffin, News Services Director, University of Vermont on NMSU, Dept. of Astronomy Stationary dated 3 January 1989. About 30 lines. In fine condition. (9b). TOMBAUGH, CLYDE W. Reminiscences of the discovery of Pluto. Reprint: Sky and Telescope, vol. 19, March 1960, 8 pp. PRESENTATION COPY to Howard J. Coffin signed by Tombaugh, 3 Jan. 1989. Tombaugh has annotated the reprint and refers to 4 sheets of annotated and signed photocopies of relevant pages from his book, 'Out of the darkness' (1980). Added is a photocopy of 'The Ten Special Commandments for a Would-Be Planet Hunter' annotated and signed by Tombaugh. All in fine condition. (10). LEVY, DAVID H. (b.1948). Clyde Tombaugh - discoverer of Planet Pluto. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press, 1991. FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Orig. cloth with dustjacket. xii, (8, halftones), 211, (1) pp. PRESENTATION COPY to Clifford Matthews (b. 1921), professor of chemistry at the Univ. of Illinois (1969-92) who conducted research in cosmochemistry and the origin of life. The Levy inscription is dated 24 June 1991 at Lowell Observatory. A fine copy. (11). A.L.S. Tombaugh to a Brian Willey dated 22 April 1995. 23 lines on octavo stationary. In fine condition. (1). Possibly the only copy signed by the author, Percival Lowell, and Clyde W. Tombaugh. "Lowell's most famous work in applied mathematics is his 1915 'Memoir…' (3). This early authoritative historical paper includes photographs of Tombaugh and his homemade 9-inch reflector, the 13-inch Lowell astrograph used in the discovery of Pluto, a large portrait of Lowell, several other large telescopes, the discovery plates of the star fields showing Pluto, etc. (5). An all-sky chart shows the areas searched by the Lowell Observatory during the survey that led to. N° de ref. de la librería

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