The Road Map of the Stars – Albert Ross Parsons (1911) (1st ed)

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The Road Map of the Stars – Albert Ross Parsons (1911) (1st ed)

S$74.00

Title: The Road Map of the Stars

Author: Albert Ross Parsons

Publisher: Mitchell Kennerley, London & New York, 1911. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Slight tanning, inscription to ffep. 31pp of text, an almost equal number of illustrated plates of the positions of the stars. App 7.5″ by 5.5″.

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From the preface:

With this Road Map in hand, no one need journey past the stars unable to identify and name the shining orbs and storied constellations that adorn the expanse of the heavens. At any hour of any night in any year, whenever stars are visible, one has but to note the day of the month, consult his watch for the hour of the night, and refer to the said day and hour in Table B, in order instantly to find in the map, not only a brilliant picture of the sky at the time, but also the names of the stars and constellations, the latter being clearly defined by characteristic geometrical figures calculated to fix them permanently in mind.

By way of adding knowledge to pleasure, the Road Map is supplied with a glossary of astronomical terms, and with index tables for locating planets, stars and constellations.