Meteorite Books For Sale

 
 
To purchase any books, please email me (contact at msg-meteorites dot co dot uk) or use my ‘Contact me‘ page. Let me know which books you are interested in and where you are so I can quote shipping costs to you. Books are available on a first come first served basis.
 
Bibliography on Meteorites edited by Harrison Brown – Published in 1953, University of Chicago Press. This book is INDISPENSABLE for searching for historic papers, publications and references to meteorites and is basically a bibliography on all things meteoritic from 1491 to 1950. Anyone who loves ferreting out information on historic meteorite specimens NEEDS this book in their library. Ex library copy with the usual sticker on the inner front board, reference number written on spine with some fading, some use wear to exterior with rubbing to front board edges, stamp to bottom text block edge, otherwise in very good condition with clean text, firm binding. – £50

 
 
Cosmic Debris by John Burke – Published in 1986, University of California Press. This book is the most comprehensive book on the history of the study of meteorites, an amazing, in depth but very readable reference. Now out of print. I have few copies, all ex library with the usual stickers and stamps but otherwise in very good condition with clean text, firm binding. – £45

 
 
Cambridge encyclopedia of meteorites by Richard Norton – Sadly now out of print and getting scarcer to find. One of the meteorite bibles and one that I find i turn to very often indeed. Hardcover, with dust jacket Very slight rubbing to bottom of dust jacket on spine and barcode stickers to rear of dust jacket (see photos). but other than that no stickers, stamps, tears or markings. This copy is in excellent condition. You really do need a copy of this fantastic resource book, you will be dipping into this one often!  – £115

 
 
Cambridge encyclopedia of meteorites by Richard Norton – Hardcover, with dust jacket and cellophane covered. Small blemishes on front cover and library stamp on inner cover (see photos). but other than that no stickers, stamps, tears or markings. I have a few copies all in similar excellent clean and tidy condition, the photos below show the sort of stickers and stamps these have. You really do need a copy of this fantastic resource book, you will be dipping into this one often!  – £105

 
 
Cambridge encyclopedia of meteorites by Richard Norton – Hardcover, with NO dust jacket. Some bumping to bottom corners of cover, pen mark on inner cover and outer page ends (see photos). but other than that no stickers, stamps, tears or markings. A clean and tidy copy of this fantastic resource book at the cheapest price that you will ever see it! You will be dipping into this one often!  – £75

 
 
The Appley Bridge Meteorite by Rusell Parry – BRAND NEW SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR – This is the fascinating story of the fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite in 1914 as told through newspaper reports and archive documents of the time. It tells the story of the confusion with enemy Zeppelins, the confiscation of the meteorite by the police and its subsequent release for analysis. The book includes previously unseen photographs of the meteorite and images provided by various organisations around the World. The current locations of samples of the meteorite are also listed together with articles and publications on the meteorite.  –   £10

 
 
In Search of Stardust (Amazing Micrometeorites and their Terrestrial Imposters) by Jon Larsen – BRAND NEW HARDBACK – The first comprehensive popular science book about micrometeorites. It’s also a photo documentary comprising more than 1,500 previously unpublished images: the first atlas of micrometeorites, hundreds of which are depicted here in high-resolution color microscopic photography and in scanning electron microscope imagery. Author Jon Larsen shows readers how and where to look for micrometeorites, explains the history of micrometeoritics, and offers chapters about micrometeorite formation, classification, and analysis. Thanks to Larsen’s work, for the first time it is now possible for anyone to find these amazing tiny stones from space. – £15.99

 
 
What’s so Mysterious About Meteorites by O. Richard Norton and Dorothy Sigler Norton – BRAND NEW SOFTCOVER – A fantastic book aimed at children but equally interesting for adults. Meteorites – These exotic rocks have experienced journeys of cosmic proportions by the time we lay eyes on them. In the bitter cold temperatures of space, powerful collisions between asteroids scatter rocky debris in all directions, and some of it ends up on Earth. Authors Richard and Dorothy Norton explain where these mysterious rocks come from, what they’re made of, and what happens when asteroids strike Earth. Explore how radiant fireballs are cataclysmically related to impact craters, discover helpful hints that guide readers on the dos and don’ts of meteorite hunting, and learn how to properly distinguish meteorites from “meteorwrongs” with examples that are truly out of this world.  – £16

 
 
Meteorites by Smith, Russell and Benedix – BRAND NEW – A fantastic book that gives a well rounded and comprehensive introduction to the world of meteorites. It is very readable and is packed with great photos too. A must have in every meteorite library and recommended as a first book on the subject.  –   £10

 
 
Meteorites by Smith, Russell and Benedix – SECOND HAND – A fantastic book that gives a well rounded and comprehensive introduction to the world of meteorites. It is very readable and is packed with great photos too. A must have in every meteorite library and recommended as a first book on the subject. (More than one copy available, may have stickers or stamps but all in very good condition with no rips, tears or annotations) –   SOLD

 
 
Elements magazine – February 2012 Impact edition – Has numerous articles on impact related subjects such as: Impact! Bolides, Craters and Catostrophes, The Impact Cratering process, Shock metamorphism of minerals and many more – £4 (2 x availalable)

 
 
Catalogue of stones from the strewn field of the Thuathe meteorite of 21st July 2002 – Compiled by David Ambrose, National University of Lesotho, Published February 2003. Contains an account of the fall and a complete and in depth catalogue of stones recovered to date of publication along with finder information etc. – £24

 
 
Catalogue of meteorites by Max Hey, 3rd edition published in 1966 – 3rd edition of this indispensable catalogue. With dust jacket in excellent condition, slight fading to the spine of the jacket. Very clean and tidy with library label to interior cover and unknown signature –  SOLD

Field Guide Of Meteorites by Robert Haag (12th Anniversary edition 1997) – Iconic meteorite catalogue from 1997 from the Meteorite Man himself! No introduction needed, a must have book with amazing specimens catalogued inside 🙂 – £28

 
 
The Munich Show Theme Book on Meteorites from 2014 – A nice book, well presented and high quality printing. Treasures from the universe, godsends from heaven, and having once sealed the the dinosaurs fate: they are meteorites! Meteorites brought important elements to our planet, perhaps even to life itself. For thousands of years, human beings ascribed a supernatural power to them; they symbolized heavenly power for hundreds of years as God s ambassadors. A giant impact contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs and could even today end life as we know it at any given moment. In three comprehensive special exhibitions, the Munich Show, Europe s leading trade fair for minerals, fossils, and precious stones, highlights this exciting topic from quite different perspectives. In this accompanying theme book, cultural and geological scientists as well as meteorite hunters and palaeontologists bring these perspectives together in an exceptional way. Discover the meteorites’ journey through time and space far beyond their impact on Earth. – £20

 
 
Appendix to the Catalogue of meteorites by Hutchinson, Bevan and Hall published in 1977 – This is the appendix to the 3rd edition of the catalogue. It is hardback with no dust jacket (as issued) and is a clean, tight copy. There is a slight dent to the front top cover and a slight scratch to the rear cover but not very visible.-  £45

 
 
L’Aerolithe Du Hainaut –Published 1935. – M.Lecompte :L’Aérolithe du Hainaut. Mémoires de Musée Royal D’Histoire Naturelle N°66, Bruxelles 1935. 40 Pages + supplement ith 3 fold-out plates. Huge format (small Folio). French language account of this French meteorite fall that fell 26th N ovember 1934. Very minor small tears to edge of rear cover. All pages intact and attached, pages still attached at top of each page as per printing.  –  £45

 
 
Meteorites by Fritz Heide paperback (English language) 1964 – Another good general well written introduction to meteorites –  £7

 
 
Meteorites by Robert Hutchinson and Andrew Graham 2000 – The previous edition of the more recnt Smith, Benedix and Russell book, covering similar territory. Very readable and has some fab photos of many UK specimens especially. Worth having to sit alongside the newer version. – £7

 
 
Meteorites (British Museum (Natural History) ) by A.A Moss 1967 – A nice booklet with general meteorite info and some good information and photos on UK specimens. In very good condition just has a slight crease where front cover was once folded. Signed by B.S. Lloyd (from the mineral dealers Gregory, Botley and Lloyd)- £6

 
 
An introduction to the study of meteorites with a list of the meteorites in the collection at the British Museum, published in 1904 –This catalogue is one of 11 published by the British Museum between 1881 and 1914. These were followed by the first global catalogue of meteorites published in 1923. Then 1953, 1966, 1985 and the latest 5th edition published in 2000. Prior to the 1881 book there were 21 smaller pamphlets published from 1847 to 1877, first titled ‘The collection of Aerolites. then ‘The catalogue of meteorites’.

Original card covers with taped spine, covers rubbed slightly on edges and aged but solid and intact. Front board slightly coming away in top corner. Unkown signature inside. Pages all clean and tidy. Altogether solid book in very good condition for age.  –   SOLD

Introduction to the study of meteorites with a list of the meteorites represented in the collection (British Museum) by Lazurus Fletcher,  published in 1887 – Card covers in good tidy condition, library sticker and stamp on interior front cover. –   SOLD

Appendixes to the Catalogue of meteorites by G. T. Prior,   published in 1927 and 1940 – These are two appendixes to the 1st edition of the catalogue of meteorites. Both appendixes are bound into one edition with a handwritten title on the spine. Hardcover in good tidy condition. Library sticker on the exterior rear cover and  to interior front cover. Not common and especially not bound together as one volume. –   SOLD

Catalogue of meteorites by Max Hey, 3rd edition published in 1966 – 3rd edition of this indispensable catalogue. No dust jacket but in excellent clean and tidy condition. Small library stamp to interior front cover and library stamps and sticker on the interior rear cover  – SOLD

Catalogue of meteorites by Graham, Bevan and Hutchinson 4th edition – Clean, tight copy of the big blue book in perfect condition – SOLD

Bibliography on Meteorites edited by Harrison Brown –  SOLD

Bibliography on Meteorites edited by Harrison Brown –  SOLD

Meteorites and their origins by G.J. McCall 1973 – Hardback with dust jacket in perfect condition. A very readable and comprehensive introduction to meteorites and tektites – SOLD

Catalogue of meteorites by G. T. Prior,  published in 1953 – The 2nd edition of the catalogue of meteorites. Hardcover in good tidy condition. Embossed library mark on exterior front cover and library stickers to interior front cover. –  SOLD

Meteorites (British Museum (Natural History) ) by A.A Moss 1967 – A nice booklet with general meteorite info and some good information and photos on UK specimens. In excellent condition – SOLD