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Gabriel Daniel was a 17th-century Jesuit historian from France. He is most remembered for his historical accounts of France and his response to Pascal’s ‘Provencial Letters.’ However, he did exercise his writing abilities on a satirical work on the metaphysical and philosophical voyages of Descartes – “A Voyage to the World of Cartesius”.

 

The aim of this work was to spread information about the most debated philosophical discussions of the time. Daniel describes, in narrative, an expedition to the moon in an interesting context; a science fiction novel, much out of character for popular reading in the 18th-century.

 

Gibson and Patrick call this work,

“An ingenious satire on Descartes’ system of vortices put into the form of a cosmic voyage through Cartesian universe.”

Still other scholars call this book

one of the earliest interplanetaries of all, based on the theories of Descartes; Spirit voyages to the Moon, peopled by those passed on from their lives on Earth and then to a cosmos operated on Cartesian principles. Most of the latter part of the book is in the form of an illustrated dissertation.” (Locke)

 

An early Italian edition of a rare French metaphysical tale.

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1735 World of Cartesius Descartes Metaphysics Philosophy Space Travel SciFi

 

Gabriel Daniel was a 17th-century Jesuit historian from France. He is most remembered for his historical accounts of France and his response to Pascal’s ‘Provencial Letters.’ However, he did exercise his writing abilities on a satirical work on the metaphysical and philosophical voyages of Descartes – “A Voyage to the World of Cartesius”.

 

The aim of this work was to spread information about the most debated philosophical discussions of the time. Daniel describes, in narrative, an expedition to the moon in an interesting context; a science fiction novel, much out of character for popular reading in the 18th-century.

 

Gibson and Patrick call this work,

“An ingenious satire on Descartes’ system of vortices put into the form of a cosmic voyage through Cartesian universe.”

Still other scholars call this book

one of the earliest interplanetaries of all, based on the theories of Descartes; Spirit voyages to the Moon, peopled by those passed on from their lives on Earth and then to a cosmos operated on Cartesian principles. Most of the latter part of the book is in the form of an illustrated dissertation.” (Locke)

 

An early Italian edition of a rare French metaphysical tale.

 

Item number: #1474

Price: $499

 

DANIEL, Gabriel

 

Viaggio per le mondo di Cartesio con seco la sua continuazione : opera del P. Gabriello Daniello, recata dall’original franceze nel nostro volgare italiano

 

In Napoli, Nella Stamperia di Gennaro Muzio, MDCCXXXL. [1735].

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [18], 286
    • 3 folding plates
  • References: Gibson and Patrick, Utopia and Dystopias, 662; Locke, Voyages in Space;
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Language: Italian
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)

 

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1474

Categories

Philosophy

Mathematics & Physics

Authors

DANIEL, Gabriel

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete