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An Account of a New Comet. In a Letter from Miss Caroline Herschel to Charles Blagden, M. D. Sec. R. S." & "On the Method of Determining, from the Real Probabilities of Life, the Values of Contingent Reversions in Which Three Lives are Involved in the Survivorship. By Mr. William Morgan, F. R. S." (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 84, pp. 1, 223-261)
Royal Society of London, London 1794 - Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) was the sister of German astronomer, Dr. William Herschel, but became a noted astronomer in her own right. Caroline Herschel discovered a number of comets, most notably 35P/Herschel-Rigollet in 1788, a periodic comet that appears every 155 years. In this volume Ms. Herschel provides a one page report on the discovery of yet another comet, becoming the first woman scientist recognized by the Royal Society of London. William Morgan's (1750-1833) paper is one of his early works in what would become the field he founded, actuarial science. This full volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. vi, 444, [7], 21 [plates] pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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