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Early works to 1800
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Wilkins, John, 1614-1672.
Mathematical and philosophical works of the Right Rev. John Wilkins, late lord bishop of Chester.
London : Vernor and Hood, 1802 (London : C. Whittingham)
|Named Person:||John Wilkins; John Wilkins|
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|Description:||2 volumes : illustrations, diagrams ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||v. 1. I. The discovery of a new world; or, A discourse tending to prove, that it is probable there may be another habitable world in the moon. With a discourse of the possibility of a passage thither. --
v. 1. II. That it is probable our earth is one of the planets. --
v. 2. I. 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. --
v. 2. II. Mathematical magic: or, The wonders that may be performed by mechanical geometry. --
v. 2. III. An abstract of his essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language.