Good. 1900. 487 pages. Green cloth with brown titling and decoration. Cloth shows rubbing to the edges and corners and some discoloration to the spine and edges. Spine and binding sound. PO marks on front end paper. Interior clean. Overall in excellent condition for age.
Very Good. First edition in English translation. Hardcover in dark brick colored cloth lettered in gilt. xiii+ 488 pp. Frontispiece plate "Attempts at Reproduction of Drawings by Mental Transmission". Very good, modest wear at the extremities, some offsetting to the title page from the frontis plate and a removed bookplate front free endpaper. One of Flammarion's most popular work, an examination of telepatic communications with the living and the dead, hallucinations, psychic action of one mind on another, dreams, "distant" sight", preminitions and divination of the future. Camille Flammarions was a Frech native and author of over fifty works on astronomy and popular science as well as early science fiction and psychical research. Some of his beliefs included a populated Mars whose dwellers attempted to communicate with earth and that gases from the tail of Halley's comet 1910 passage would exterminate life on earth.
L' Inconnu. Hardcover. 8vo. xiv + 488pp. Maroon cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board, frontis with tissue guard. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed and bumped. Cloth slightly darkened. Light foxing to lower page edges. End papers unevenly browned. Most pages unopened. A few margin notes and underlinings to early pages in pencil to text (easily erased). Overall, a tight and sound VG copy. No dustjacket.
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