Fantastic Worlds

Fantastic Worlds

The companion collection to our exhibition Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910. Travel back to a time when new frontiers of science were emerging. We took to the air, charted remote corners of the earth, and harnessed the power of steam and electricity. Writers explored the farther reaches of this new scientific landscape to craft novels, hoaxes, and satires that captured the imagination of readers.

Cover of "Kunstformen der Natur /"

Kunstformen der Natur

Haeckel, Ernst; Bibliographisches Institut (Leipzig, Germany)
Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts
1899
Cover of "L'aventure de Nicolas Corbin /"

L'aventure de Nicolas Corbin

Champagne, Maurice
Librairie Ch. Delagrave ...
1890
Cover of "Dickinsons' comprehensive pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851 /"

Dickinsons' comprehensive pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851

Nash, Joseph; Haghe, Louis Roberts, David Dickinson Brothers (Firm)
Dickinson, Brothers, Her Majesty's Publishers
1852
Cover of "Elements of chemical philosophy /"

Elements of chemical philosophy

Davy, Humphry
Printed for J. Johnson and Co. ...
1812
Cover of "The moon hoax"

The moon hoax

Locke, Richard Adams
W. Gowans
1859
Cover of "The temple of nature, or, The origin of society : a poem, with philosophical notes /"

The temple of nature, or, The origin of society : a poem, with philosophical notes

Darwin, Erasmus
Printed by John W. Butler, and Bonsal & Niles, for Bonsal & Niles, Samuel Butler, and M. and J. Conrad & Co.
1804
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