69 2501 Astronomy Huygens Chr
69 2501 Astronomy  Huygens Chr
69 2501 Astronomy  Huygens Chr
69/2501 [Astronomy]. Huygens, Chr. De Wereld-Beschouwer, of Gissingen over de Hemelsche Aardklooten, en derzelver cieraad. Dutch transl. by P. Rabus. Rott., B. Bos, 1717, 2nd ed., (20),203p., 4 fold. engr. plates, contemp. vellum, sm. 8vo.

- Lower blank margin of first 8 lvs. dam.; sl. waterstained in outer margin throughout; 2 plates waterstained (one w. paper loss); scribbling on title-p. in pen and ink. Top of spine dam.

= The rare 2nd Dutch edition of the Cosmotheoros. "Huygens considered his theories about life on other planets and about the existence of beings comparable to man. These theories were expounded in his 'Cosmotheoros'. (...) In contrast to most other Huygensian writings, Cosmotheoros had wide appeal and a broad readership, and has been translated into several languages." (DSB VI, p.611).

BOUND WITH: 3 other miscell. theological works.

= Cf. Houzeau/ Lancaster 6882 (ed. Amst. 1754).

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