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A DISCOVERY OF A NEW WORLD. Or, A Discourse Tending to prove that ‘tis Probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon. With a Discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither. Unto which is Added, A Discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to Prove, That ‘tis Probable Our Earth is one of the Planets. In Two Parts.
London, Printed by J. Rawlins ... 1684. . 5th Ed. Corrected and Amended. [viii] + 160pp. + [viii] + 184pp. Engraved port. frontis., diagrams. Some light browning, ex.-libris Tho. Groon and Rowland Pudsey 1750, later blind embossed calf, some surface cracking with sl. loss to corners upper joint and head of spine. ESTC R22749.?'An expanded edition of "The discovery of a world in the moone", originally published in 1638 (STC 25640). "A discourse concerning a new planet ..." has special t.p. and separate pagination ... Wing (2nd ed.), W2187.?' ODNB ?'... Powerful and influential works of popularization, these books aimed to expound and defend the new world picture developed by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. The first book argued that the earth was not uniquely different from other heavenly bodies, while the second tried to remove philosophical and religious objections to the earth's motion and show how it might be physically possible ...?' US$994
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