[meteorite-list] "Burnham's Celestial Handbook" - ad (Burnham's Meteorites)

From: Michael Gilmer <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 19:06:40 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKBPJW8GnNhbDrzpMoOZQZghnhyN0F14DVUFsFv2qsR=fswAog_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Kevin and List,

Thank you for bringing up Robert Burnham's Celestial Handbooks. These
are not only classics for every star-hopping amateur astronomer from
the pre-GOTO age, but they still hold great value despite their
growing age.

There are a few parallels that can be seen between the lives of
Nininger and Burnham. Nininger was more traveled by far and realized
much more professional and financial success in his life, especially
in "retirement". But they both shared a deep passion, joyful
enthusiasm, and earnest hunger to unlock secrets in their respective
fields. For all intents and purposes, both were mostly self-taught or
were considered unorthodox by their early peers.

At any rate, what some readers of this List may not be aware of, is
that Burnham had keen interests in many other fields besides
astronomy. He was also a ravenous collector of many things - fossils,
books, optics, microscopy, and meteorites. He was known to have some
meteorites scattered in eclectic collection.

Does anyone on this List know anything specific about Burnham's
meteorites? How many did he have? Did he catalog them? Where are
they now? Or, did he only keep a few minor pieces for show and tell
that are no longer extant?

Best regards,

Galactic Stone & Ironworks - MikeG
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On 6/10/12, Kevin Kichinka <marsrox at gmail.com> wrote:
> Team Meteorite:
> Before I offer these on eBay, I thought perhaps a list member with an
> interest in astronomy might enjoy owning this trilogy of imminently
> collectible hardcover books. All three are in like-new condition with
> only slight creasing on the dust covers. They were published in 1978.
> I've simply never gotten around to reading them after thirty-four
> years.
> Where does the time go?
> I live in Costa Rica and my mother living in her double-wide in
> Florida just told me to "get rid of those books, I need the space!",
> so one way or the other I need to move them from where they are
> stored.
> Volume One covers Andromeda to Cetus, Volume Two is Chameleon throught
> Orion, Volume Three details the stars of Pavo thru Vulpecula.
> They apparently sell for around $55 for all three volumes when new. I
> checked and the post office wants about $8 to ship them 'Media Mail'
> within the United States and $60 for First Class to Europe and beyond.
> If anyone would enjoy reading and owning them for half-price, I will
> accept "Buy them now" _at_ $35 including shipping to an address in the
> USA.
> Those of you 'living dangerously' can 'take a chance' and make me an
> offer. I'll even consider a couple of grams of a pretty LL3.2 if that
> helps :>)
> Paypal will be the preferred money manager for this transaction. My 82
> year-old mother in Fort Myers will be my preferred courier to take
> them to the post office. C'mon Mom, how much space do three books take
> up, anyway!?
> Here is a link to a honest review of these volumes with a photo of the
> books.
> http://astroguyz.com/2009/10/09/review-burnhams-celestial-handbook/
> Please email me at MARSROX at gmail.com if you are interested.
> Regards to all,
> Kevin Kichinka
> Santa Ana, Costa Rica
> www.theartofcollectingmeteorites
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Received on Sun 10 Jun 2012 07:06:40 PM PDT

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