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Micromegas by Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire - 1st Edition - 1753 - from Hyraxia (SKU: 8375)

Micromegas

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Micromegas

by Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire

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  • hardcover
  • First
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D. Wilson & T. Durham. London, D. Wilson & T. Durham, 1753. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy in recent full calf. An important early example of what would become science fiction. An adventure following the journey of alien visitors to Earth from Sirius and Saturn. Published earlier in French (in London), this is the first English-language edition. ".inaugurated a tradition of superior aliens who come to lecture humans about the need to improve themselves" [Westfahl, volI, p17]. Bookplate to front pastedown, chip with loss to text on 201, some foxing and a couple of burn holes, a couple of other minor faults. A presentable copy of an important milestone in the history of science fiction. [8375, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1753.

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Bookseller
Hyraxia GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
8375
Title
Micromegas
Author
Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
D. Wilson & T. Durham
Date published
1753
Keywords
SCIENCE FICTION,ANTIQUARIAN,SHOWCASE

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