Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire - Micromegas - D. Wilson & T. Durham, 1753, First Edition.


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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].


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