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An essay on comets, 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. Preview this item
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An essay on comets, 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.

Author: A OliverAmerican 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)All authors
Publisher: Salem, New-England : Printed and sold by Samuel Hall, near the Exchange, MDCCLXXII [1772]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
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)
OCLC Number: 2134837
Notes: Half-title: Essay on comets.
Signatures: pi² [A]⁴ B-M⁴ (M4 verso blank).
Description: vi, 87 pages, [1] 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.

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