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The Victorian Amateur Astronomer - Allan Chapman

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The Victorian Amateur Astronomer - Allan Chapman

Allan Chapman's book, The Victorian Amateur Astronomer which was first published in 1998 is still an important read and source of references for anyone interested in the history of astronomy in Britain in the 19th century. Long out of print, second hand copies go for extortionate prices. Allan has been saying for at least 10 years that he is going to get a second edition printed with corrections, but now at last this is happening.

I'm told the second edition will be available in the next month or so. It will be available on Amazon and can be ordered through bookshops. Below is a leaflet about it which allows you to pre order copies from the publisher, with free P&P for the UK.

I have no financial interests in the book, though I did help Allan to get the ball rolling again to get the second edition moving, and I look forward to getting a copy. If the book is published in time, I will try and get the publishers to send copies to the Society for the History of Astronomy Library in Birmingham and have these on sale at the BAA Historical Section Meeting in Birmingham on the 25th November.

James

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It works for me (attached)

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This is good news

This is good news! It#'s a great book and an excellent resource. I borrowed the SHA library's copy of the book to read.

All the more reason to come to our section meeting on Nov 25th! 

Mike Frost

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Nope. Link still doesnt work but the one from Robin does.

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Ah, I see what the problem probably was. The original link is to the attachment in the stargazerslounge forum. You have to be a member and logged in to view it there. (I happened to  be still logged in there so it worked for me)