The Story of the Heavens (1890)
Book ID: 65877
The Story of the Heavens. With Eighteen Coloured Plates and Numerous Illustrations. London: Cassell & Co., 1890. Later Edition. Pp, xix, 551. Publisher’s blue cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A nice clean copy.
First published in 1886, this is the fifteenth thousand printing. Evidently a popular work in its day.
Robert Ball was an Irish mathematician and astronomer. He was an outstanding student at Trinity College, Dublin, winning gold medals and prizes. Later in his career Ball was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and to the Andrews Chair of Astronomy of Trinity College Dublin, positions he held for 18 years.