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Giphantia ( Giphantie ) or a view of what has passed, what is now passing, and, during the present century, what will pass in the World

Charles-François Tiphaigne De La Roche

Published by Robert Horsfield, London, 1760
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Jacques Gander (Fairford, United Kingdom)

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The title in French (Giphantie)is an anagram of the author's name. The book is compared with Swift's Gulliver's Travels, and is considered to be an early work of science fiction. It is also held to be predictive of television, and also the photographic process, describing the "fixing" of an image as held by a mirror. This volume consists of the two parts of Giphantia bound together in one book, each with seperate paginations, and seperate title pages dated 1761 (part 1), and 1760 (part 2).Original full calf with five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and red title compartment with title in gilt (spelled "Gibhantia"). Marbled endpapers, two blank leaves then the title page dated 1761, 2 page dedication from the translator to Honourable Miss Ross, then two page contents or "Table of Chapters. Then Giphantia part the first, 130 pages. Then the title page to part 2 dated 1760, contents to part two, 2 pages, part two126 pages, one page of publishers ads, with the verso blank, then two blank leaves. 4 X 6.5 inches approx.Overall the book is quite good with the outer hinges cracking, boards holding well, Intenally all complete and in good order and quite clean throughout with no foxing etc. Bookseller Inventory # 006246

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Title: Giphantia ( Giphantie ) or a view of what ...

Publisher: Robert Horsfield, London

Publication Date: 1760

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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