The History of Israel Jobson, the Wandering Jew. Giving a Description of his Pedigree, Travels in this lower World, and his Assumption thro’ the Starry Regions, conducted by a Guardian Angel, exhibiting in a curious Manner the Shapes, Lives, and Customs of the Inhabitants of the Moon and Planets; touching upon the great and memorable Comet in 1758, and interwoven all along with the Solution of the Phenomena of the true Solar System, and Principles of Natural Philosophy, concording with the latest Discoveries of the most able Astronomers. Translated from the Original Chinese by M.W.

TitleThe History of Israel Jobson, the Wandering Jew. Giving a Description of his Pedigree, Travels in this lower World, and his Assumption thro’ the Starry Regions, conducted by a Guardian Angel, exhibiting in a curious Manner the Shapes, Lives, and Customs of the Inhabitants of the Moon and Planets; touching upon the great and memorable Comet in 1758, and interwoven all along with the Solution of the Phenomena of the true Solar System, and Principles of Natural Philosophy, concording with the latest Discoveries of the most able Astronomers. Translated from the Original Chinese by M.W.
Year for Search1757
AuthorsW[ilson], M[iles]
Tertiary AuthorsW., M.
Pagination95 pp.
Date Published1757
PublisherPtd. for J. Nickolson
Place PublishedLondon
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The Guardian Angel takes a rather dim view of the human race. The inhabitants of the moon are made of metal, who are often at war. Marsians are neuter gender and scarlet-colored. The inhabitants of Jupiter are much advanced intellectually, have no need or law or politics, and all their needs are met spontaneously, including clothing. Saturn has no law and no sin and live in a state of innocence. Includes a brief description of beautiful worlds at the limits of creation (78-81)

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1757 W[ilson], M[iles]. The History of Israel Jobson, the Wandering Jew. Giving a Description of his Pedigree, Travels in this lower World, and his Assumption thro’ the Starry Regions, conducted by a Guardian Angel, exhibiting in a curious Manner the Shapes, Lives, and Customs of the Inhabitants of the Moon and Planets; touching upon the great and memorable Comet in 1758, and interwoven all along with the Solution of the Phenomena of the true Solar System, and Principles of Natural Philosophy, concording with the latest Discoveries of the most able Astronomers. Translated from the Original Chinese by M. W. [Written in English]. London: Ptd. for J. Nickolson. 95 pp. C

The Guardian Angel takes a rather dim view of the human race. The inhabitants of the moon are made of metal, who are often at war. Marsians are neuter gender and scarlet-colored. The inhabitants of Jupiter are much advanced intellectually, have no need or law or politics, and all their needs are met spontaneously, including clothing. Saturn has no law and no sin and live in a state of innocence. Includes a brief description of beautiful worlds at the limits of creation (78-81)