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Print: Baxter - CL 361 - Parhelia was printed exclusively for a rare book, Milner's Astronomy and Scripture. 


It represents the natural phenomena called mock suns. The book explains: "In 1698 the appearance exhibited in the frontispiece (this print) was seen in England.  Beneath a dark and watery cloud the real sun shine out with his usual brightness as the centre there represented.  On each side a false sun appeared of nearly equal brightness and perfectly white.  At the same time, at a considerable distance, a half sun was seen. Many observations of Parhelia are on record .  .  .  .  Their cause is to be found in certain electrical conditions of the atmosphere and in its refractive property."


Engraved under the print, is the title and "London: John Snow, Paternoster Row, 1843"; and on the right, "Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter (Patentee), 3, Charterhouse Square." 


Date: 1843


Size (cm ht x w): 7 x 11.2 (print) 10.5 17.2 (page)


State: On full book as issued


Condition: Excellent, minor toning to edges of page

Parhelia (BL)

SKU: 1746

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