Sky Observer's Golden Guide

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Sky Observer's Guide is a reprint of a dustjacketed hardcover published in 1959. The first softcover edition is shown to the right. © Copyright 1965 by Western Publishing Company, Inc. Designed and Produced by Artists and Writers Press. Printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company. Published by Golden Press, New York. Number on the spine is 24009. (all printings of this book have the number 24009) A first printing will have an A on the last page. Listed as a Golden Handbook.

The first cover change to Sky Observer's Guide has a cover price of $1.25 and dated 1965. Letter code E on page 160. Retitled Sky Observer's. The logo states this is a Golden Handbook Guide.

The very next printing of Sky Observer's Guide (F on last page) put the word Guide back in the title. But it removed the logo. Cover price is still $1.25.

The next printing of Sky Observer's Guide (G on last page) added a Moon to the cover. The Golden Handbook logo is still missing. Cover price is still $1.25.

Sky Observer's Guide went through another cover change in 1977. Cover price is $1.95. Letter code N O P on page 160. Now just listed as a Golden Guide.

The last cover change to Sky Observer's Guide has a cover price of $3.95 and was published in 1985. My copy has the letter E on the last page.

A French version of Sky Observer's Guide exists, titled Observation du ciel. © Western Publishing Co. 1965. Publié par les Editions de Deux Coqs d'Or, Paris, 1967. From the last page: Imprimé en Italie. The contents are virtually identical to the American version. The cover art has been altered slightly. From the Le Petit Guide series.

A German version of Sky Observer's Guide exists, titled Himmelskunde. © 1967 by Western Publishing Co. © 1970 Delphin Verlag, Stuttgart und Zürich. Printed in Italy by O.G.A. Mondadori, Verona. The contents are virtually identical to the American version. The cover art has been altered slightly. Same cover as the French Le Petit Guide. My copy is a second printing- shown as 2. Auflage 1973.

A Spanish version of Sky Observer's Guide exists, titled Observacion Del Cielo. © 1966, M.W.P. -Mondadori, Milano. Titulo de la obra original: The Sky Observer's Guide. Publicado de acuerdo con Western Publishing International, y por licencia para la lengua espanola, por Ediciones Daimon, Manuel Tamayo, Barcelona (Espana), 1971.

Still in print by St. Martin's Press.


Sky Observer's Guide