Paris: Editions de la B. P. S., . First edition. Original printed green wrappers, 7.38 x 4.75 inches, 89, ,  pages. Wrappers somewhat foxed and worn; cheap paper somewhat toned, but supple; in very good condition. Item #18835
The text of the French astronomer, psychical researcher, and proto-science fiction author Flammarion’s address as the newly-elected president of the Society for Psychical Research, taken from the Proceedings of October, 1923, published under the imprint of Flammarion’s own Bibliothèque de philosophie scientifique. The address is followed by an extensive argument for the plurality of life on other worlds, drawn largely from Flammarion’s own experiences as a spiritist medium (inspired by his mentor, Allan Kardec) written over the name of Flammarion’s communicating spirit, Galilée. OCLC notes a copy at BNF only; CCFr adds only Rouen. Cancel price of 2 Fr. 50 on a slip mounted to the front wrapper, 2 Fr. to the title page—suggestive of the inflation of postwar Paris of the 1920s.