Item #2022-M259 The Wonderful Apparition: The Story of Halley's Comet. Richard B. Peterson.
The Wonderful Apparition: The Story of Halley's Comet

The Wonderful Apparition: The Story of Halley's Comet

Pacific Grove, CA: Lighthouse Writers Guild, 1985. Hardcover. 8.5" x 5.5". Richard Peterson's history of the appearances of Halley's Comet, prepared in anticipation of its most recent appearance in 1986. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Minor scuffs to the font cover, minor wear to the edges of the dust jacket. From the jacket: "The apparent constancy of the night sky will soon be punctuated by a ghostly image coursing through the heavens - the return of the famous Halley's comet! Named in honor of the English scientist who first surmised its periodic nature, this comet returns at intervals approximating the biblical "threescore years and ten" alloted to each of us. Thus, its appearance is a once in a lifetime event, for it will not return again until 2061. The Wonderful Apparition traces the history of this most ineteresting celestial object from antiquity to the present. It details the fascinating human story of search and personal sacrifice, of discovery and deception, of international competition, and of fear and panic among the populace.'. Very Good / Very Good. Item #2022-M259
ISBN: 0935125000

Price: $69.95

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