by Robert Burnham Jr.
The three volume "Burnham's Celestial Handbook" series provides a constellation based, detailed and comprehensive guide to tens of thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system. The information presented includes: definitions, names, historical background, coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, maps, charts, sketches, and observing guides. All told in an engaging manner.
The series became an instant success with amateur astronomers, and remained so for decades. While it is now dated, it is still a popular source of information.
Volume Three lists the constellations from Pavo to Vulpecula.