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(ASTRONOMY.) Winthrop, John, 1714-1779. Two Lectures on Comets, read in the Chapel of Harvard-College. 8vo, modern binder's cloth; lacks half-title and final blank; bookplate on front pastedown, early owner's inscription on title page. Boston, 1759
first edition. Winthrop was a Harvard professor, often cited as the first astronomer in America. This was his first published work on astronomy, inspired by the recent appearance of Halley's Comet. Evans 8522, Sabin 104857.
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