Our Book Shelf


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.)

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.