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Rittenhouse orrery

Howard C. Rice

Rittenhouse orrery

Princeton"s eighteenth-century planetarium, 1767-1954. A commentary on an exhibition held in the Princeton University Library.

by Howard C. Rice

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Published by Princeton University Library in Princeton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.,
  • Astronomical models.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 76-81.

    ContributionsPrinceton University. Library.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB70.A1 R5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 88 p.
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6151180M
    LC Control Number54003186
    OCLC/WorldCa13128793


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