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WE confess to having read a great deal of this book, and to have wasted a corresponding amount of time, in an unsuccessful attempt to wrestle with the novelties submitted to consideration. The only possible consolation or reward is the thought that a brief notice may prevent others from a similar distress and dissatisfaction. To say that the author doss not accept the first law of motion, will perhaps serve to indicate the kind of man with whom we have to deal. After this one will be prepared to believe that any amount of curiosities and world-worn paradoxes will be met with in this collection of some two hundred quarto pages.

Principia Nova Astronomica.

By Henry Pratt (London: Williams and Norgate, 1894.)

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