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      Sale 2464 | Lot 8
      Estimate: $300 - $500
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      • Sale 2464 Lot 8

        (ASTRONOMY.) George Philip & Son. Philips' Planisphere Showing the Principal Stars Visible for Every Hour in the Year. Lithographed circular star chart mounted on a moveable board disk within die-cut overlaid frame of gilt-stamped straight grain morocco covered board, printed paper explanation label on verso. 10x10 inches; light wear. London: George Philip & Son, circa 1880

        Estimate $300 - 500

        A handy device to show the visible stars and constellations of the heavens at any given hour of the day. "It is the very thing to lie on the astronomer's library table" (Knowledge, Illustrated Magazine of Science, Literature and Art, November, 1886). Philips has continued producing planispheres well into the 21st century.

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