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Rare Comet Books

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Six rare comet books from the collection of the visit our site US Naval Observatory (USNO) Library.  (Excerpts below.)

An astronomicall description of the late comet from the 18. of Nouemb. 1618. to the 16. of December following : with certaine morall prognosticks or applications drawne from the comets motion and levitra pfizer 50 mg irradiation amongst the celestiall hieroglyphicks / Bainbridge, John, 1582-1643.; Molyneux, Will, former owner. -- London : Printed by Edward Griffin for Iohn Parker, 1619., [8], 42 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 18 cm. (4to) QB 724 .B34 1619 R.B.  ID 21110

The astronomy of comets : in two parts ... / Hancock, Blyth, 1721 or 2-1795.; Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742. A compendious view of generic cialis professional comets. -- Bury St. Edmund's : Printed by P. Gedge, for J. Murray ..., London, and sold by all the booksellers, 1786., xvi, 90 p., plates : ill. ; 21 cm. (8vo) QB 721 .H36 1786 R.B.  ID 21697

Beantwortung verschiedener Fragen über die Beschaffenheit, Bewegung und Würckung der Cometen / Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783. Fortgesetzte Beantwortung der Fragen über die Beschaffenheit, Bewegung und Würckung der Cometen. -- Berlin : Zu finden bey Ambrosius Haude, 1744., 56 p. ; 19 cm. (8vo) QB 721 .B43 1744 R.B.  ID 21483

Cometen Buech : von dem newen Stern des cheap cialis in uk 73. vnnd von den Cometen des 77. vnnd 81. Jars : auch von allen anderen Cometen vnnd newen Stern erscheinungen ... / Rasch, Johann. -- Getruckt zu München : Bey Adam Berg, [1582], [60] p. ; 21 cm. (4to) QB 724 .R37 1582 R.B.  ID 21500  *[See note about Rasch, below.]

Fortgesetzte Beantwortung der Fragen über die Beschaffenheit, Bewegung und Würckung der Cometen / Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783. -- Berlin : Zu finden bey Ambrosius Haude, 1744., 92, [2] p., [3] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 17 cm. (8vo) QB 721 .E94 1744 R.B.  ID 21485

A treatise of comets, containing ... : illustrated also by a copper-plate / Smith, George, 1700-1773.; Lousley, Job, former owner. -- London : Printed for Jacob Robinson ..., 1744., [2], 46 p., [2] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm. (8vo) QB 721 .S64 1744 R.B.  ID 22369

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*Notes about Rasch, of unknown source, in USNO Library catalogue. Courtesy of Sally Bosken.

Rasch published calendars. He ridiculed the dire astrological predictions which were being made in connection with expected eclipses and conjunctions in the year 1588. This little book is written for the general public and not for scholars. The author does not believe that a comet portends only unfortunate events; after all, when a comet causes war, the victor rejoices; when prices go up, the rich man is glad, the poor one sad; illness only hurts the online cialis pharmacy patients, but to physicians, pharmacists and grave diggers it does not seem a bad thing.


 

Tusno-front.JPGhe US Naval Observatory Library has generously shared six rare books, below, from its collection which will be displayed at the Bittersweet Branch Library from November 1 to November 30, 2013.  USNO Librarian Sally Bosken generously considered which books, from a selection of cheap viagra pills USNO books relevant to comets (password required to access) would appeal to the Comet Festival audience.

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