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Epistola, de Cometa, Anno M DC LXXII, Mense - HEVELIUS, Johannes - 1672. [1273117]
Large engraved vignette on title & one folding engraved plate depicting the comet's path against the constellations. 11 pp. Small folio, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tips. Danzig: Printed by S. Reiniger for the Author, 1672. First edition of this rare account of the comet of 1672 which was first discovered by Hevelius. "Description of the comet, which appeared in March and April 1672. Published as a letter addressed to H. Oldenburg, secretary of the Royal Society of London. Hevelius observed this comet from March 6 until April 21, 1672."-Johannes Hevelius (B.Y.U. 1971), 11. Fine copy. ? Lalande, p. 277. Yeomans, Comets, p. 421.
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