M. de Fontenelle - Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes Augmentés des Dialogues des Morts Par - 1780

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M. de Fontenelle - Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes Augmentés des Dialogues des Morts Par - 1780
Sciencefiction, kosmologie, astronomie - Aantal: 1 - Ingeplakte plaatjes - Boek

Maybe the first science fiction story. The protagonist in fact hypothesises possible life forms on other planets, introducing in fact modern science fiction.
Charming large illustrated plate, engraved and folded, depicting a large theatrical curtain that shows the celestial vault formed by multiple orbits / planetary systems gravitating around the sun and its planets. One of the very first scientific works for divulgation purposes written by the Perpetual Secretary of the Academy of Sciences, which explains Copernican cosmology and the motion of the planets of Descartes, rejecting the idea of a centre of the universe.

The dialogues are the six evenings at palazzo dei Marchesi in ... The simplicity of the dialogues and the comprehensibility of the text established its success, waking the public’s interest also by assuming possible life forms on other planets, introducing modern Science Fiction. The Dialogues des Morts, on the other hand, in imitation of those of Lucius, offer a lively and ironic comparison between the great men of the past and the modern ones, such as between Socrates and Montaigne. Many editions were printed until the mid-1800s. An excellent copy.

Coeval full leather binding, smooth spine decorated with raised bands, red Moroccan leather title, marbled edges, pp. viii - [2] - 362 (complete). In good condition.

Full title:
Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes Augmentés des Dialogues des Morts Par M. de Fontenelle, de l'Académie Française.
A Marseille, chez Jean Mossy, Imprimeur du Roi, de la Marine, et Librairie au Parc, 1780.
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (Rouen, 1657 - Paris, 1757), French writer and aphorist.
In his writings he was a forerunner of many themes of the Enlightenment. His most famous work is Conversazioni sulla pluralità dei mondi (1686).

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Sciencefiction, kosmologie, astronomie
Auteur/ Illustrator
M. de Fontenelle
Boektitel
Entretiens sur la Pluralité des Mondes Augmentés des Dialogues des Morts Par
Staat
Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1780
Druk
Geïllustreerde druk
Taal
Frans
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
A Marseille, chez Jean Mossy, Imprimeur du Roi
Band
Leder
Extra's
Ingeplakte plaatjes
Aantal pagina‘s.
372
Afmetingen
171×111 mm
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