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Early works to 1800
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
A Oliver; American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress); Thomas Waterman Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress); Ebenezer Hazard Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress); Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress); Israel Thorndike Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Half-title: Essay on comets.
Signatures: pi² [A]⁴ B-M⁴ (M4 verso blank).
|Description:||vi, 87 pages,  folded leaf of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm (8vo)|
|Contents:||(From t. p.) 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 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 habitations; not withstanding the vast excentricities of their orbits. The whole interspersed with observations and reflections on the sun and primary planets.
|Responsibility:||by Andrew Oliver, Jun. Esq.|