#1  
Old 23-01-2019, 11:52 AM
UniPol's Avatar
UniPol
I Prefer Refractors

UniPol is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Blackheath, NSW
Posts: 1,435
Hartung's

Shown is my current book collection of Hartung's "Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes". The first pic shows the first 1968 editions, the one on the left I recall buying from a second hand bookshop in George St, Sydney in 1969 and was published by Melbourne University Press. The one next to it was purchased sometime later mainly because it was published by Cambridge University Press in 1968 and is identical to the Australian version except that it was printed in England.

The second pic shows the 1984 and 1987 softcover versions both published by MUP. Both versions have only a small number of black and white plates unlike the first edition. The third pic shows the 1995 hardback 2nd edition which is really the best edition and features a fair number of colour plates plus the original black and whites. The one next to it is the re-issued 1995 2nd edition which is a softcover and is slightly smaller than the hardback version. There are no colour plates for whatever reason. What is interesting or at least odd about this latest edition is that it does not show the publication date i.e. 2016/2017. This means that if you are selling or buying this edition one would think it was printed in 1995, an oversight by the publishers I suppose.

I hope this topic is of interest particularly if you are looking for copies of Hartung's excellent reference books.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Hartung's - 1.jpg)
194.1 KB62 views
Click for full-size image (Hartung's - 2.jpg)
194.8 KB60 views
Click for full-size image (Hartung's - 3.jpg)
200.8 KB73 views
Click for full-size image (Hartung's - 4.jpg)
200.9 KB59 views
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 23-01-2019, 01:03 PM
Tinderboxsky's Avatar
Tinderboxsky (Steve)
I can see clearly now ...

Tinderboxsky is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tinderbox TAS
Posts: 662
Interesting background. Thanks for posting.
I have the 1995 hardback 2nd edition. A much valued and read book.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 23-01-2019, 02:38 PM
Merlin66's Avatar
Merlin66 (Ken)
Spectroscopy Wizard

Merlin66 is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: St Leonards, Vic
Posts: 7,027
My 1968 hardback is CUP and signed by Hartung.
The 1984 soft cover I have is also CUP and contains exactly the same illustrations as the 1968 version. The cover is similar to #2 in your second picture.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 23-01-2019, 03:08 PM
astroron's Avatar
astroron (Ron)
Supernova Searcher

astroron is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cambroon Queensland Australia
Posts: 8,854
The last edition was published bu MUB to satisfy a request for a re issue.
I had not seen any of the latest version,but there was a big thread on here (IIS) a couple or more years ago.
See if you can track the thread down?
Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 23-01-2019, 05:49 PM
leon's Avatar
leon
Registered User

leon is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ballarat
Posts: 10,813
Wow I do have a large collections of anything astronomical, 140 books in all, however that would be a fine addition to my collection.

Leon
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 23-01-2019, 06:12 PM
Merlin66's Avatar
Merlin66 (Ken)
Spectroscopy Wizard

Merlin66 is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: St Leonards, Vic
Posts: 7,027
Leon,
At one stage I had over a 1000 books in my library....
Now reduced to a few hundred.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 23-01-2019, 06:12 PM
Wavytone (Nick)
BigBanger

Wavytone is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Killara, Sydney
Posts: 4,027
There are a few signed 2nd editions if you hunt for them; I had one and sold it ages ago (virtually unused).
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 24-01-2019, 01:50 PM
taminga16's Avatar
taminga16 (Greg)
Registered User

taminga16 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Maldon. VIC
Posts: 758
I purchased my second edition at a library book sale for $5.00. Hartung's observatory was burned down in the 1983 'Ash Wednesday' fires, the telescope is at the Monash University in Clayton Victoria.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-04-2019, 05:18 PM
StephenV (Stephen)
Registered User

StephenV is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Kingston SE, South Australia
Posts: 7
There is a downloadable version available from itunes.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 25-10-2019, 02:48 PM
beren's Avatar
beren
Registered User

beren is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WA
Posts: 2,767
Sometimes you find little treasures on Gumtree, Hartung 95 second edition
only fault is someone wrote their name on the inside ......,..,
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (IMG_0830.jpg)
205.5 KB13 views
Click for full-size image (IMG_0831.jpg)
161.9 KB36 views
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 26-10-2019, 03:48 PM
el_draco's Avatar
el_draco (Rom)
Politically incorrect.

el_draco is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tasmania (South end)
Posts: 2,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by UniPol View Post
Shown is my current book collection of Hartung's "Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes". The first pic shows the first 1968 editions, the one on the left I recall buying from a second hand bookshop in George St, Sydney in 1969 and was published by Melbourne University Press. The one next to it was purchased sometime later mainly because it was published by Cambridge University Press in 1968 and is identical to the Australian version except that it was printed in England.
I picked up a copy of the 1968 version from a library chuck out box
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 26-10-2019, 07:27 PM
Bobbyoutback's Avatar
Bobbyoutback
Registered User

Bobbyoutback is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Broken Hill
Posts: 220
cost

What do you think it would cost to buy a reasonable condition 1995 second edition hardback these days

Having Fun
Bobby .
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 26-10-2019, 11:04 PM
Allan's Avatar
Allan
Registered User

Allan is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 889
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobbyoutback View Post
What do you think it would cost to buy a reasonable condition 1995 second edition hardback these days

Having Fun
Bobby .
Providing itís in good condition, I think you would be looking at $200+. Worth every cent though.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 26-10-2019, 11:41 PM
Bobbyoutback's Avatar
Bobbyoutback
Registered User

Bobbyoutback is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Broken Hill
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allan View Post
Providing itís in good condition, I think you would be looking at $200+. Worth every cent though.
Thanks Allan ,
Appreciate your valuation

Bobby .
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 27-10-2019, 11:43 PM
StuTodd
Registered User

StuTodd is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Posts: 328
Was worth many hundreds before the 1995 edition got reprinted recently. Of course, this renders the 1995 edition as worthless now.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 28-10-2019, 07:58 AM
VPAstro (Andrew and Cam)
Registered User

VPAstro is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Craigieburn, Melbourne
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuTodd View Post
Was worth many hundreds before the 1995 edition got reprinted recently. Of course, this renders the 1995 edition as worthless now.




Not always the case. A copy or reproduction is never worth as much as the original to the collector. I have seen copies of a 1930 penny for sale on ebay. Does that make the 1930 penny worthless now?

I have two of the 1995 second editions. One, my wife bought me back in 1995 and is priceless, and the other I picked up last year which is my reading copy.


In the case of this book, the second edition was worth far more that the first edition.

Last edited by VPAstro; 28-10-2019 at 07:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 28-10-2019, 08:00 AM
Merlin66's Avatar
Merlin66 (Ken)
Spectroscopy Wizard

Merlin66 is online now
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: St Leonards, Vic
Posts: 7,027
I have two copies of the original first edition - one signed by Hartung - priceless.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 29-10-2019, 09:26 AM
John W (John Wilkinson)
Registered User

John W is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 501
Hartung's

Interesting item. I have the 1968 version with Cambridge University Press on the cover. It originally cost 6.75 AU dollars (I presume). I rescued it from being thrown out by a school library some years ago. A treasure I shall keep.

Cheers, John W.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 08:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement