FONTENELLE, Bernard Le Bovier de. Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes, augmentés des dialogues des morts.
Lyon, Amable Leroy, 1816.
12mo (170x95 mm), xii-394 pages and 1 folding plates. binding : Contemporary full sprinkled sheep, gilt fillet on the front cover, gilt arms on covers, gilt flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece. Rubbings. Caps and two corners chipped. A lack of leather and a tear on the spine.
Copy with the arms of the "Université royale".
This book is an essay on astronomy published for the first time in 1686 and has been very successful. It consists of 6 lessons of popular knowledge of René Descartes and Nicolas Copernicus, given to a marquise.
It is followed by "Dialogues des morts".
Price : 75 €