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An Essay on Comets [electronic resource]: In Two Parts. Part I. Containing an Attempt to Explain the Phaenomena of the Tails of Comets, and to Account for Their Perpetual Opposition to the Sun, Upon the Philosophical Principles. Part II. Pointing Out Some Important Ends for Which These Tails Were Probably Designed: Wherein It Is Shewn, That, in Consequence of These Curious Appendages, Comets May Be Inhabited Worlds, and Even Comfortable Habituations; Notwithstanding the Vast Excentricities of Their Orbits. The Whole Interspersed With Observations and Reflections on the Sun and Primary Planets. By Andrew Oliver, Jun. Esq. [Four Lines From Pope]

Oliver, A
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Salem [Mass.], New-England : Printed and sold by Samuel Hall, near the exchange, MDCCLXXII. [1772]
Language
English
Description
[6], vi, 87, [1] p., [1]folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 8⁰.
Notes
  • Dedicated to John Winthrop.
  • Errata note, p. vi.
  • With a half-title.
  • Signatures: pi² [A]⁴ B-M⁴ (M4 verso blank)
  • Reproduction of original from British Library.
Reproduction Notes
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. Eighteenth century collections online s2009 miunns
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Also available in microfilm (click link to determine reel #).
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Sabin, 57199
English Short Title Catalog, W31958.
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