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Marie-Madeleine de Lubert (1702-1785), whose published books identify her more formally as Mlle (Mademoiselle) de Lubert, was the author of about a dozen contes de fées (fairy stories). The two texts in the volume in this collection, "Les événements comiques conte" and "Chélidonide histoire grecque," are unpublished literary manuscripts attributed to Mlle de Lubert.
This collection comprises a single manuscript volume containing a novel entitled "Un Voyage aérien; dans cinquante ans," written by Eugène Farcot, a French scientist and engineer known especially as a clockmaker but with a strong interest in aeronautics. The novel describes a fantastic voyage, set fifty years in the future in 1914, to Africa in a large, steam-powered dirigible airship. The novel has 13 chapters; each chapter is foliated separately.