An essay towards a history of the principal comets that have appeared since the year 1742 : including a particular detail of the return of the famous comet of 1682 in 1759, according to the calculation and prediction of Dr. Halley ... to which is prefixed A letter upon comets ... by the late M. de Maupertuis ..
by Burney, Charles, 1726-1814; Maupertuis, 1698-1759. Lettre sur la comète. English. 1770
Publication date 1770
Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis 1698-1759
They was commissioned by Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet 1706-1749 to discover as much as he could about the comet of 1742.
The book is his life story and then his letter to the madam.
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