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Carpenter's Folly Vol 1, No. 1 Flat Earth Society
Baltimore, MD: Self-published, 1887 8 pp.Only known surviving copy of first issue of William Carpenter's Flat Earth movement newsletter. William Carpenter, (1830 - 1896) a printer originally from Greenwich, England, published Theoretical Astronomy Examined and Exposed - Proving the Earth not a Globe in eight parts from 1864 under the name Common Sense. He later emigrated to Baltimore where he published A hundred proofs the Earth is not a Globe in 1885.[5] Carpenter was a proponent of English writer Samuel Rowbotham (1816-1885), who produced a pamphlet, with Carpenter's assistance, called Zetetic Astronomy in 1849 arguing for a flat Earth. He also published two magazines on the Flat Earth theory , "Carpenter's Folly" of which only a few issues were printed in 1887. Pages age-discolored, edges lightly chipped.. 1st Edition. Pamphlet. 6" x 9". Pamphlet.
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