Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1878. Softcover. 8vo. viii. 111pp. Wrappers. Forepage edge untrimmed. Work on physics by renowned German scientist and philosopher Kurd Lasswitz (see below). Front wrapper loose but present, with part missing at right bottom. Rear wrapper and parts of spine missing. Binding starting to split between pp. 32 and 33, but still attached. In German. Browning and foxing to pages. Binding in poor, book in fair condition. poor. Item #19688
On the author (Source: Public Domain):
Kurd Lasswitz (1848 – 1910) was a German author, scientist, and philosopher. He has been called the father of German science fiction. He sometimes used the pseudonym Velatus. Lasswitz studied mathematics and physics at the University of Breslau and the University of Berlin, and earned his doctorate in 1873. He spent most of his career as a teacher at the Gymnasium Ernestinsium in Gotha. A crater on Mars was named in his honor, as was the asteroid 46514 Lasswitz. There also is a Kurd Laßwitz Preis, which has been awarded to German-speaking authors of science fiction since 1981.