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A Plurality of Worlds

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Paperback in a box, 1929 This book is in very good condition, number 358 of limited edition

A popular science book by French author Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, published in 1686. It offered an explanation of the heliocentric model of the Universe, suggested by Nicolaus Copernicus in his 1543 work De revolutionibus orbium coelestium. The book is Fontenelle's most famous work and is considered to be one of the first major works of the Age of Enlightenment.

The book itself is presented as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and a marquise, who walk in the latter's garden at night and gaze at stars.
This edition consists of 1,200 copies for sale by Nonesuch Press, and 400 copies for sale in the USA by Random House. It is printed on Van Gelder paper. The colour stencilled decorations are by T.L. Poulton; the remainder are composed of astronomical signs. This copy is number 358.

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Added value:
no. 358 of limited edition
Author(s):
De Fontenelle, Bernard
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
no. 358 of limited edition
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
138
Publisher:
The Nonesuch Press
Title:
A Plurality of Worlds

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Paperback in a box, 1929 This book is in very good condition, number 358 of limited edition

A popular science book by French author Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, published in 1686. It offered an explanation of the heliocentric model of the Universe, suggested by Nicolaus Copernicus in his 1543 work De revolutionibus orbium coelestium. The book is Fontenelle's most famous work and is considered to be one of the first major works of the Age of Enlightenment.

The book itself is presented as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and a marquise, who walk in the latter's garden at night and gaze at stars.
This edition consists of 1,200 copies for sale by Nonesuch Press, and 400 copies for sale in the USA by Random House. It is printed on Van Gelder paper. The colour stencilled decorations are by T.L. Poulton; the remainder are composed of astronomical signs. This copy is number 358.

Added value:
no. 358 of limited edition
Author(s):
De Fontenelle, Bernard
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
no. 358 of limited edition
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
138
Publisher:
The Nonesuch Press
Title:
A Plurality of Worlds

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