The mathematical and philosophical works of the Right Reverend John Wilkins : late Lord Bishop of Chester. Containing, I. The discovery of a new world: or, a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another habitable world in the moon. With a discourse of the possibility of a passage thither. II. That 'tis probable our earth is one of the planets. III. Mercury: or, the secret and swift messenger. Shewing how a man may with privacy and speed communicate his thoughts to a friend at any distance. IV. Mathematical magick: or the wonders that may be perform'd by mechanical geometry. V. An abstract of his essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language. To which is prefix'd the author's life, and an account of his works

Main Author: Wilkins, John
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London printed for J. Nicholson, at the King's-Arms in Little Britain; A. Bell, at the Cross-Keys in Cornhill; B. Tooke, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet; and R Smith under the Piazza's of the Royal-Exchange 1707, 1707-1708
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T110678. - In five parts, I-IV each with a separate titlepage dated 1707. - Parts I & II bear the edition statement 'The fifth impression'; part III is the third edition, with separate pagination; part IV is the fifth edition and has continuous pagination with part V. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - The first part has an additional engraved titlepage. - The register is continuous
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (viii,[6],274;[10],90;[8],184p.,plates) ill.,port 8°