[meteorite-list] AD (sort of) : Rare Russian Meteorite Texts (English Translations) for sale soon.
From: Michael Gilmer <michael_w_gilmer_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:55:49 -0700 (PDT)
Hi fellow meteorite aficionados and bibliophiles!
Recently, I bought a lot of books from an estate sale liquidator. These books (over two dozen of them)
contained several astronomy and cosmology titles I have been searching for, some Asimov titles (a fave of
mine) and some interesting meteorite books.
These books are currently on their way to me. I plan on selling some of the meteorite texts.
In particular, there are 3 meteorite titles that lay outside my interests. After searching the web for
more information about them, I have determined that they are quite rare. These are English translations of
1) "The Nature & Origin of Comets & Meteors" - by Sergei Konstantinovich Vsekhsviatskii, published
1970. 183 pages. This is a translation of the original Russian work - "Priroda i Proiskhozhdeniye
Komet i Meteornogo Veshchestva" (1967)
2) "Meteoritics No 19" - a translation of the Russian journal Meteoritika (Sbornik nauchnykh trudov)
200 pages. 1960. (articles on the age of meteors, tektites and silica glass, x-ray studies of meterors, lead
content, preliminary results of 1958 Tungas expedition, more)
3) "Velocity and energy of the Tungusk meteorite" - translation of the Russian "O Skorosti i Energii
Tungusskogo Meteorita" (Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 1961) - 8 pages. (academic paper)
All of these books are graded good to excellent in condition with no major flaws and only typical shelf
wear from very occasional usage. All are softcovers.
It is my intention to sell these books to offset my costs of purchasing the larger lot.
Once I receive them, I will inspect them, photograph them, and offer them for sale.
If you would like to be notified when these books become available (within the next week or so), then
please email me and let me know. Once I get these books, I will contact any interested parties with a more
detailed description of the books and photographs of them.
I can be reached via email at mike at galactic-stone.com or michael_w_gilmer at yahoo.com
Thanks for looking and clear skies!
PS - I still have a mint copy of the journal MAPS (Meteoritics and Planetary Science), volume 43, Number 4,
April 2008. I am asking $20 shipped to anywhere in the CONUS. $25 shipped overseas via Priority Air.
Contact me if interested.
Michael Gilmer (Louisiana, USA)
Member of the Meteoritical Society.
Member of the Bayou Region Stargazers Network.
Websites - http://www.galactic-stone.com and http://www.glassthrower.com
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/fine_meteorites_4_sale
Received on Sun 28 Sep 2008 05:55:49 PM PDT