Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin : an Autobiography and Other Recollections

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size) Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Spine of dj is faded, but still very legible. Some margin marks in ink on various pages. Name of former owner on flyleaf. 269 p. w/ illus., index, and bibliography of works by the author. The life of one of the greatest women astronomers of the 20th century, who also achieved the first professorship for a woman at Harvard, and went on to become her department's first woman chairman. Very good / very good. Item #18061

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