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1Title:  The moon hoax; or, A discovery that the moon has a vast population of human beings   
 Creator:  Locke, Richard Adams, 1800-1871 | Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843 | Gowans, William, 1803-1870 
 Publication:  William Gowans, New York, 1859.. 
 Notes:  A series of articles originally published in the Sun, August, 1835, under title, "Great astronomical discoveries", which purported to be an account of the discoveries of Sir John Herschel at the cape of Good Hope, and which pretended to be reprinted from a supplement to the Edinburgh journal of science (then defunct). Has been ascribed on insufficient evidence to Joseph Nicolas Nicollet. Cf. DAB; F.M. O'Brien, The story of the Sun (1918) p. 64-102. Frontispiece: p. [i-ii]. 12 p. at end: A catalogue of books published by William Gowans. New York, 1859; publisher's advertisements on back wrapper. 
 Extent:  vi, [1], 8-63, 12 p. ill. ; 24 cm. (8vo) 
 Subjects:  Herschel, John F. W. -- (John Frederick William), -- Sir, -- 1792-1871 | Astronomy -- Miscellanea | Voyages, Imaginary | Moon -- Miscellanea | Publishers' catalogues New York (N.Y.) 1859

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