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Machinae coelestis pars prior [-posterior], 2 vols.

Printed by the author, the book describes and illustrates his techniques in designing and making astronomical instruments. Especially noteworthy for its beautiful plates, the set is rare due to a fire in Hevelius' house and observatory that destroyed most of his books and papers. Earnest Watson collection.

ID: 2004-00138
Hevelius, Johannes

Creation Jan. 1, 1673 through Dec. 31, 1679

MEDIUM: Book; FORMAT: Bound; QUANTITY: 2 vols.

Topics: Astronomy

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