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I Like Old Astronomy Books

This doesn't quite fit into that category though:

"A good deal of theorising has been expended in accounting for the absence of all but traces of an atmosphere and water on the moon, which might have been avoided had astronomers not caught up the notion, and stuck to it, that it rotates on its axis once for every revolution that it makes round the earth. ... Any one who chose to take the trouble to study the matter thoroughly, would have easily discovered that the moon can have no rotation of any kind on its axis, and immediately afterwards have found out the reason why nothing beyond traces of air and water were to be seen on the side of it constantly turned towards the earth."

The book is New Theories in Astronomy, by William Stirling, Civil Engineer (1906). I'm looking forward to reading more of it.