Ingalls, Albert G. Amateur Telescope Making Book One [with] Amateur Telescope Making Advanced (Book Two).
Publisher: Scientific American, Inc., New York;
Date of Publication: 1953
Stock Code: 6906
Two volume matching set. Book One Fourth Edition, Eleventh printing; Book Two First Edition, ninth printing. Octavo, pp. xii, 497; vi, 650. Numerous monochrome photographs and diagrams throughout. Original maroon cloth with yellow titles to spine & upper board. Spine lightly sunned and spine titles faded; spine tips & corners rubbed. Foyles ticket to each front pastedown and ownership inscription dated 1955 to each ffep. Ghost marks from removed adhesive tape to endpapers Book Two only, otherwise contents clean. A Very Good set overall.
Comprehensive guide aimed at serious amateurs in the field of astronomy, covering mirror making, tools, mounting and construction. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.