A short account of the solar system, and of comets in general together with a particular account of the comet that will appear in 1789. By Bartholomew Burges

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Burges, Bartholomew
Corporate Authors: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society
Other Authors: Edes, Benjamin (Printer), Norman, John
Format: eBook
Published: Boston Printed by B. Edes & Son, no. 7, State-Street 1789, 1789
Edition:(The second edition. Corrected)
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:"Explanation of the moveable diagram"--p. 17; followed by an explanation of the diagram of the solar system (engraved by John Norman), p. [18]. The latter explanation appears in the first edition (Evans 21721) under the heading "Explanation of the large plate." The first edition was evidently issued with the diagram of the solar system, and the second edition with the diagram and accompanying volvelle; however, no copy of the second edition with the diagram and volvelle has been located. - Dedicated to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the Philosophical Society of Pennsylvania. - English Short Title Catalog, W3466. - Evans, 21722. - Parentheses substituted for square brackets enclosing edition statement. - Prospectus for the author's The American seaman's daily assistant, p. [19]. - Reproduction of original from Boston Public Library
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (17,[3]p., [1]folded leaf of plates) ill 8° 1 volvelle