STORIES OF STARLAND - Proctor, 1st 1898 - FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY MOON SUN ASTRONOMY
Title:STORIES OF STARLAND
Author: Mary Proctor
Publisher: Silver, Burdett & Company
City: New York & London Year: 1898 (First Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 185, followed by advertisements Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1898 of Mary Proctor's STORIES OF STARLAND. The author is the daughter of one of the most prominent science authors of the 19th century, Richard A. Proctor (OTHER WORLDS THAN OURS, etc). A work for young readers of the time, "hoping these pages may inspire them with a renewed interest in the wonders of Starland." Illustrated with wonderful astronomical images of the late 19th century. Contents include: Ancient Stories of the Sun; What Is a Planet?"; Story of the Moon; Story of Comets; Legends of the Great Bear; and so much more. In very good condition: tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners; slight shelfwear to boards; text is clean and unmarked, save owner name of front endpaper.