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A Seventeenth-Century Icarus October 25, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
A Seventeenth-Century Icarus

Another episode in early failed or imaginary flying exploits. The following extracts are from the letters of Marin Mersenne (obit 1648) and were translated (frustratingly Beach doesn’t have the originals to hand) by Hart [132-133]. Enjoy these rumours from Paris from around the middle of the seventeenth century. Here they are talking about a man […]