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Inventory no. 21777 - Former Display Label

English set of GEOMETRIC SOLIDS
c.1700

Boxwood; with mahogany box. Unsigned and undated. A loose piece of paper, inside the box, is inscribed: "D. D. Francisus Burke A. M. Alumnus".

This "... Sett of Sollid Bodys ...", as Thomas Wright called it in his catalogue of 1731, includes 3 tetrahedrons, 10 cubes of various sizes, 3 bisected cubes, 5 quarters and 1 eighth of a cube, 1 octahedron, 2 dodecahedrons, 2 icosahedrons, 2 conic sections, 1 dissected scalene prism, and 1 prismatic body.

[Orrery Collection, no. 43]
Lent by Christ Church.

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