Encyclopedia of antique scientific instruments

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Facts on File, Jan 1, 1983 - Science - 255 pages
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Describes over 700 astronomical, navigational, chronological, linear, weight, volume, and temperature measuring devices. Includes an essay on the development of scientific instruments and appendices that discuss their preservation and care, and the identification of fakes.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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PICTURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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bottom 136 145 152 153 154 155 left 156 164 167 169 173 181 184 top 189 190 191 left right
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76 8399 125 top 150 176 209 222 Sotheby Parke Bernct Co 68 89 95 101 104 110 111
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CARE OF THE COLLECTION
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FORGERY AND FAKES
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PRICE GUIDE
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Copyright

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