New York: T. Holman, Printer, 1868. First edition. Original printed self-wrappers, 8.88 x 5.88 inches, -130 pages, as published. Spine and edges a bit toned and dust-soiled; some light wear; a very good copy. Item #19004
“When the matter of our earth was started into motion round its axis, the forces to cause the tides were generated. The centrifugal force to cause the rise, and the centripetal force to cause the fall, or the waters. Hence, the origin of the tide, and all observed true phenomena may be traced to the centrifugal and centripetal forces of the earth, every atom of its matter being perpetually subjected to these forces in the given case. On this affirmation I rest, in the consciousness of its entire truth; for as I have demonstrated that all the known forces of nature pertaining to a heavenly body may be generated by a single impulse, it results that nature, in her works, is independent of the dogma of universal gravitation.” Further eccentric astronomy from Loomis (1810-1888), intended as a continuation to the Baptist anti-Newtownian’s initial publication, Discovery of the origin of gravitation and the majestic motive force which generated the diurnal and yearly revolutions of the heavenly bodies (Martindale Depot, N.Y., 1866), which was 82 pages long.