Traité de l‘astrolabe

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THERE are not a few treatises, old and new, that concern themselves with that ancient and beautiful instrument, the astrolabe ; but few, if any, are of use to the student or collector possessing an astrolabe who wishes to know how old it is, how it is used, and what are the principles that underly its construction. The work under review most admirably fulfils these functions, and its account of the multifarious types of astrolabe is the clearest and most reliable of those known to the reviewer.

Traité de l‘astrolabe

Par Henri Michel. (Ouvrage publié avec le concours de la Fondation Universitaire de Belgique.) Pp. viii + 202 + 24 plates. (Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1947.) 1,200 francs.

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TAYLOR, F. Traité de l‘astrolabe. Nature 162, 46–47 (1948) doi:10.1038/162046b0

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