LE PHILOSOPHE SANS PRETENTION, ou L'HOMME RARE. Ouvrage , physique, chymique, politique et moral, Dedie aux Savans. Louis Guillaume de Lafolie or Follie French physicist and chemist 1739 1780. Published in Paris in 1775. A science fiction novel in which the author also expounds his theories in physics and chemistry.
A visitor from Mercury arrives on Earth in an'electrical flying machine', the description of which is considered as the first forerunner of the dynamo: the machine is illustrated in the frontispiece. Book measures 7 1/2 tall.
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The item "Rare antique old Leather book 1775 Science Fiction Novel spaceman alien Mercury" is in sale since Wednesday, November 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "scottalbertson" and is located in Nellysford, Virginia.This item can be shipped worldwide.