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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

COLLECTION OF 10 ASTRONOMICAL MAGIC LANTERN SLIDES IN ORIGINAL BOX BY H. HUGHES, LONDON, CA 1840
BOX WITH ORIGINAL ENGRAVED PAPER LABEL TO INTERIOR OF LID READING "H. HUGHES, OPTICAL, NAUTICAL & MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER, 59, FENCHURCH STREET, LONDON", LID OF BOX WITH ORIGINAL LABEL READING "H. HUGHES, OPTICIAN. 59 FENCHURCH ST. LONDON."
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

COLLECTION OF 10 ASTRONOMICAL MAGIC LANTERN SLIDES IN ORIGINAL BOX BY H. HUGHES, LONDON, CA 1840
BOX WITH ORIGINAL ENGRAVED PAPER LABEL TO INTERIOR OF LID READING "H. HUGHES, OPTICAL, NAUTICAL & MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER, 59, FENCHURCH STREET, LONDON", LID OF BOX WITH ORIGINAL LABEL READING "H. HUGHES, OPTICIAN. 59 FENCHURCH ST. LONDON."
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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COLLECTION OF 10 ASTRONOMICAL MAGIC LANTERN SLIDES IN ORIGINAL BOX BY H. HUGHES, LONDON, CA 1840
BOX WITH ORIGINAL ENGRAVED PAPER LABEL TO INTERIOR OF LID READING "H. HUGHES, OPTICAL, NAUTICAL & MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER, 59, FENCHURCH STREET, LONDON", LID OF BOX WITH ORIGINAL LABEL READING "H. HUGHES, OPTICIAN. 59 FENCHURCH ST. LONDON."
Together 10 mechanically-driven wood and hand-painted glass magic lantern slides, each slide geared, and driven by a hand-crank. Slides 1-9 with the original descriptive printed paper labels. Housed in the original wooden box. 
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Catalogue Note

A WONDERFUL COMPLETE COLLECTION OF MECHANICAL MAGIC LANTERN SLIDES DEMONSTRATING VARIOUS ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA, including the Solar System and the revolution of the planets & their satellites around the Sun. Rare to find a complete set in the original box. The slides include depictions of the annual motion of the Earth around the Sun; the cause of of the tides and the phases of the moon; the apparent direct and retrograde motion of Venus or Mercury; the eccentric revolution of a comet around the Sun; the various eclipses of the Sun and the transit of Venus ' and the phases and eclipses of the Moon amongst others. 

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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New York