The Mathematical and Philosophical Works of the Right Reverend John Wilkins, Late Lord Bishop of Chester.


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Place Published: London
Publisher: Nicholson
Date Published: 1708

Description: 3 volumes (5 parts) bound in one. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts and copperplates depicting ingenious machines, etc. [6], 274, [10], 90, [8], 184pp. 8vo, old calf, sprinkled edges (leather is well-rubbed, especially along backstrip; hinges repaired; pages trimmed close with partial loss of some side notes; light foxing; lacks the main title page). London: John Nicholson, Benj. Tooke, And. Bell, Ralph Smith, 1708. Very good (+).

Comments: Each part has an individual title page. Parts 1 & 2 are 5th Impressions with continous pagination. Part 3 is 3rd Edition with separate pagination. Part 4 is 5th Edition and has continual pagination with Part 5. Part 1: 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 concerning the possibility of a passage thither. Part 2: A Discourse Concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that ('tis probable) our earth is one of the planets. 5th Impression. Part 3: 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. Part 4: Mathematical Magick: or the wonders that may be perform'd by mechanical geometry. Concerning mechanical powers and motions. Part 5: An abstract of Dr. Wilkins's essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 145255

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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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