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TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN: ASTRONOMY: Труды Ташкентской астрономической обсерватории [Trudy Tashkentskoĭ astronomicheskoĭ observatorii] Publications of the Tashkent Astronomical Observatory, Vol. I, II, III, IV: No. 1 & No. 2.

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A rare set of reports on astronomy was published in the early Stalinist period in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  

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4 volumes, each large 8.° Vol. I: 133 pp., [1], original wrappers with printed title, inserted printed table (Very Good uncut example, soft folds in corners, wrappers slightly dusty, tiny loss of paper on the spine). Vol. II: [4], 119 pp., original wrappers with printed title (Very Good, wrappers slightly dusty, tiny loss of paper on the spine). Vol. III: 114 pp., [1], inserted errata, original wrappers with printed title (Very Good, wrappers slightly dusty, tiny loss of paper on the spine). Vol. VI, 1: 32 pp. with illustrations within text, folding plate, original wrappers with printed title, stapled (Very Good, uncut example, wrappers slightly dusty, tiny loss of paper on the spine). Vol. IV, 2: 52 pp. with illustrations within text, original wrappers with printed title, stapled (Very Good, wrappers slightly dusty, tiny loss of paper on the spine).

 

A rare set of 4 yearbooks in 5 pamphlets on the latest discoveries in astronomy was published between 1928 and 1931 in English, Russian and German language. The title is printed in Uzbek, Russian and English.

The Tashkent Astronomical Observatory, founded 1873, was the oldest scientific institution in the Central Asian region. In 1966 it was renamed into the Astronomical Institute of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences.

References: NICOLAIDIS, E., Astronomy and Politics in Russia in the Early Stalinist Period – 1928-1932. In: Journal for the History of Astronomy, Vol. 21, NO. 4/NOV, 1990, pp. 345ff.

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