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Book Number 4671 
Title [Divination Astrological Rotational Plaque with its accompanying Chinese Astrological Book]  
Date c.1900  
Place of Publication China 
Volume Information  
Cover Plaque (175 x 175 x 13mm): A rotating circular black disc, with gilt symbols, housed within a square of red painted wood. Book: Publisher’s illustrated paper wrappings. Flat spine.  
Illustration Illustrated with a number of in-text astrological designs.  
Size Book: 8vo (189x130mm).  
Condition Very good condition, some minor wear to exterior. Text very clean.  
Translation Info  
Notes A rare Chinese divination gauge and its accompanying astrological book. The gauge has a rotating circular centerpiece and astrological markings. The plaque is a Chinese zodiac object with a string that intersects to indicate the four cardinal directions. A pin is placed in the mid point of the circle. The circle inside the object itself rotates. Chinese astrology is based on traditional astronomy and calendars. The development of Chinese astrology is tied to that of astronomy, which came to flourish during the Han Dynasty (2nd century BC to 2nd century AD). Chinese astrology has a close relation with Chinese philosophy (theory of the three harmonies, heaven, earth and water), and uses the principles of yin and yang as well as concepts that are not found in Western astrology, such as the wu xing teachings, the 10 Celestial stems, the 12 Earthly Branches, the lunisolar calendar (moon calendar and sun calendar), and the time calculation after year, month, day and shichen.  
Price (US$) 1300  
Short Description Book Asia Far East China; Book Occult; Book Astronomy;  

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