The Sun. By Giorgio Abetti. Translated by S.B. Sidgwick. First American Edition, First Printing. Macmillan. New York, 1957.

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Giorgio Abetti was an acclaimed solar astronomer who made lasting contributions to our understanding of the solar system and the sun. He has been called the Father of Astrophysics in Italy. Of particular note are his research on solar magnetic fields; although, he also wrote on numerous astronomical subjects. In The Sun, Abetti compiles some of his most groundbreaking achievements and observations in rich, detailed prose. It is widely regarded as a classic work of astronomy and science writing. The intended audience were fellow astronomers, but the lucidity of his observations and descriptions made The Sun an accessible work for readers across the globe. This first American edition helped to popularize the work. The first edition, published in 1934 and written in Italian, was not translated to English until this first American edition. It remains a major scientific text and an exceptional example of science writing.

This first American edition is in very good condition. In the original cloth boards, about-fine with only minor rubbing to edges. Text block very good, only former owner’s bookplate, date inscribed in pen, and one gutter between gatherings minutely spaced. In the original dust jacket, near fine with only minor creases to edges. Price clipped.

A very good first American edition of The Sun.

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The Sun. By Giorgio Abetti. Translated by S.B. Sidgwick. First American Edition, First Printing. Macmillan. New York, 1957.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in