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Six Months in Ascension [inscribed]

Six Months in Ascension [inscribed] by GILL, Isobel Black Gill; David Gill (1878)

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Author: GILL, Isobel Black Gill; David Gill
Title: Six Months in Ascension [inscribed]
Year: 1878
Publisher: John Murray
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
Price: £320
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[map] lvi, pp286, pp 24 [index] Presentation copy inscribed to a family member by the author Isobel Black Gill: 'Andrew J Mitchell Gill with the Author's love. New Year's Day 1879.' Bound in decorative brown publisher's cloth with black and gilt embellishment, lightly rubbed to extremities, bookplate and book label of A J Mitchell Gill on black endpapers; author's inscription on the half title, internally a very good copy with the map of Ascension opposite the title page. The Scottish astronomer David Gill contributes a long preface to his wife's 'unscientific account of a scientific expedition' with a summary of his quest to determine 'the distance of the Earth to the Sun' and the observations he undertook during their expedition to Ascension. Gill subsequently spent much of his career in South Africa.
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