WITH A NARRATIVE OF HIS EXPLORATIONS IN THE
HIGHER REGIONS OF THE ATMOSPHERE,
AND HIS WONDERFUL
VOYAGE ROUND THE MOON!
Edited by J. L. RIDDELL, M.D.
Which is basically a "serious scientific paper" about experiments with something that sounds one hell of a lot like Cavorite, which pre-dates Wells by 54 years.
So I checked, and the British Library had an old microfilm of its original publication. And I have now typed it in, I think pretty well, except that there's an S in one of the equations that seems to have come out of nowhere, and it will be several weeks before I can get back to the British Library and check where I got things wrong.
One thing - I couldn't work out a good way of coding the HTML for the equations without getting ridiculously complicated, so I drew them instead, and they look a bit naff. Anyone up to converting them to HTML?
I've put it on line here, but won't be linking to it on my sites etc. until I'm a bit happier with it.