The Midnight Sky: Familiar Notes on the Stars and Planets

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G.P. Putnam and sons, 1872 - Astronomy - 325 pages
 

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This book is a must read if you're interested in Astronomy.
It covers many of the Great Meteor events of previous centuries.
It covers how the speed of light was determined accurately based on a
transit of Venus.
It covers the early observations of Mars and Venus
and some of the pictures show the precise machinery attached to the optical telescopes of the day.
 

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