1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE RARE AND UNUSUAL METEOROLOGICAL EVENT KNOWN AS PARHELIA OR SUN DOGS

By: A.S.

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Book Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating, original manuscript relic of mid 19th Century meteorological occurrence of note being a handwritten eyewitness account of what the Harvard College Observatory, Annals, Vol. 19 described as a "Parhelia of the usual form, but of remarkable brilliance." The account which includes a pen and ink drawing signed A.S. describes the observation which occurred in Brookline Massachusetts on April 2, 1859. The notes in part: "About one fifth of the distance between the first circle and the Zenith was a faint hole with the sun in its centre without its points..." "Dr Kane speaks of seeing it on several occasions in the Arctic regions, and was apparently greatly impressed with its beauty." Stated "For the Transcript". 2 pages, 5" x 7.75". Tear left side, else VG. Pen and ink drawing, 7" x 8.5". Some ink smudging, else VG

Title: 1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE RARE AND UNUSUAL METEOROLOGICAL EVENT KNOWN AS PARHELIA OR SUN DOGS

Author Name: A.S.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Manuscript, 19th Century Ephemera,

Publisher: BROOKLINE MASSACHUSETTS, 1859

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002065

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