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Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier) (1657-1757)
Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes.
A Paris : Chez Michel Guerout, 1687.

Image of Fontenelle's Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes

This is Fontenelle's famous work propounding the plurality of worlds. Extremely popular when published, it was written as a savant explaining the new cosmology to a curious noblewoman.

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