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Elton's miniature transparent orrery.

[London] : Elton, 1817.
Physical Description:
1 model : paper, col. ; in box, 25 x 20 x 7 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 E47 Flat A
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Copyright Information
Title and publishing information from label on case.
Consists of a scroll mounted on 2 rollers in wooden case.
Label on case reads: "To Deane F. Walker, Esq., himself and family having by their lectures diffused a general taste for ... astronomy, Elton's miniature transparent orrery is ... dedicated ... by the publishers ... February, 1817."
Deane F. Walker was a popular astronomical lecturer in London; son of Adam Walker, also a lecturer, and inventor. They used an "eidouranion" or transparent orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) to illustrate their astronomical lectures.
Cottage of content, or, Toys, games, and amusements of nineteenth century England, 77
Selected exhibitions: “The Cottage of Content : or, Toys, Games, and Amusements of Nineteenth Century England" (Yale Center for British Art, November 2 - December 31, 1977).
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 113
Subject Terms:
Astronomical models.
Elton -- Publisher.
Etching, Colored -- Specimens -- 1817.
Fortescue, W. -- Autograph.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1817.
Walker, Deane Franklin, 1778-1865.