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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Winthrop, John, 1714-1779.
Two lectures on comets.
Boston, W. Wells and T.B. Wait and Co., 1811
|Named Person:||John Winthrop; John Winthrop; A Oliver; A Oliver; John Winthrop|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Winthrop; A Oliver; John Davis; William Wells; Thomas B. Wait and Co.,
|Notes:||Edited by John Davis.
Cover imprint dated 1812. The book was advertised as "just published" in the January 14, 1812, issue of the Repertory, Boston, Mass. The supplement on the comet of 1811, pages 159-191, is dated "Boston, Dec. 20, 1811."
"Essay on comets. ... By Andrew Oliver, Jun., Esq.", pages 57-158, has separate title page dated 1811, and is listed separately at Shaw & Shoemaker 23596. Shaw & Shoemaker 27588, for "Winthrop, J. Lecture on comets. Boston, 1812, 188 p.", noting a copy at the American Antiquarian Society, appears to be a ghost.
"Sketches of the life and writings of the late Professor Winthrop", with a poem attributed to Andrew Oliver: pages v-xxi.
Biographical notices of Andrew Oliver, Esq.": pages xxiii-xxvi.
Collation: 12mo: A-B⁶ C², 1-16⁶ [$1,3 signed; signing $3 as '$2' (A-B) or '*$' (1-16); missigning 1₃ as '*2', 10₃ as '10', 12₃ as '*2']; 110 leaves, pages [i-iii] iv [v] vi-xxi [xxii-xxiii] xxiv-xxvi [xxvii-xxviii],  2-191 [192 (blank)] [misprinting 101 as 110 in some copies]. Routine omission of numbers in arabic series not noted.
With an unsigned engraving of the comet of 1811, printed and bound as a throw-out.
Issued in brown printed boards. Front cover with title (dated 1812) in a typographic frame; spine title "Comets", with date; advertisement on back cover, "Thomas B. Wait & Co. No. 9 Dorset's Lane......Boston, have just published, The philosophy of rhetoric. By George Campbell ...".
|Description:||xxvi pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 191 pages, 1 unnumbered pages, 1 folded leaf of plates : 1 illustration ; 18 cm (12mo)|
|Responsibility:||by Professor Winthrop, also an Essay on comets, by A. Oliver, Jun. Esq. With sketches of the lives of Professor Winthrop and Mr. Oliver. Likewise, a supplement, relative to the present comet of 1811..|