The mathematical and philosophical works of the Right Reverend John Wilkins ... To which is prefix'd the author's life, and an account of his works
- Wilkins, John, 1614-1672.
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London : Printed for J. Nicholson [etc.], 1708.
580 unnumbered pages : frontispiece (portrait), illustrations, plate, diagrams ; (8vo)
Parts 1-4 have each special t.-p. dated 1707; pt. 1-2, 4: 5th ed.; pt. 3, 3d ed
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.
"Catalogue of his works": p. vii-viii