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A plurality of worlds: PB 311-2003

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Titles

A plurality of worlds

Maker(s)

Author: Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier)
Translator: Glanvill, John
Contributor: Garnett, David
Publisher: Nonesuch Press
Illustrator: Poulton, T. L.
Designer: Meynell, Francis
Compositor: Hay, T. W.
Printer: Curwen Press

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Description

By Bernard de Fontenelle, John Glanvill's translation, with a prologue by David Garnett

Ix, [1], 138, [2] p. : ill. (part col.) ; 21 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John

Dating

Production date: AD 1929

Note

"This edition of Fontenelle's La pluralité des mondes in John Glanvill's translation of 1688 consists of 1,200 copies for sale by the Nonesuch Press, and 400 copies for sale in the United States by Random House. It has been designed by Francis Meynell, composed by T.W. Hay at the Nonesuch Press, and printed on Van Gelder paper at the Curwen Press. The colour-stenciled decorations are by T.L. Poulton; the remainder are composed of astronomical signs." Museum has copy no. 1130. Bound in limp vellum, gold stamped on spine with title and on front cover with design (three flying figures). In slipcase (decorated paper over card). All page edges untrimmed, top edge gilt.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Illustrations

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production

Printing

Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 311-2003
Primary reference Number: 96018
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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