History of the principal comets of 1682 1742 1759 by Maupertuis

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Post by soupy » November 22nd, 2018, 6:10 am

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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Louis_Maupertuis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Burney

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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89milie_du_Ch%C3%A2telet

The book is his life story and then his letter to the madam.

https://archive.org/details/essaytowardshist00burn/page/8

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