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WILKINS, John (1614--1672)
[Mathematicall magick. 1691]
Mathematical magick: or, the wonders that may be performed by mechanical geometry. In two books. Concerning mechanical powers. Motions. Being one of the most easie, pleasant, useful, (and yet most neglected) part of mathematicks. Not before treated of in this language. By J. Wilkins, ... The fourth edition.
London: printed for Ric. Baldwin, 1691.
[16], 295, [1] p. : frontis. port., [42] illus. (wdcut, engr.) ; 16.0 cm. (8º)

First published in 1648 (q.v.). The words 'Powers. Motions.' are bracketed together on title page. With an engraved frontispiece portrait (A1v). Title-page within double borders. Publisher's advertisement: p. [296]. Wing W2201; ESTC r15643.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / 1805, and in pencil 1.6. Inscribed in ink on title-page: Iohn Breedon. Front pastedown inscribed in ink 2467, and with earlier rubbed out ownership(?) inscriptions.

Binding C17th mottled calf, blind triple-ruled borders with cornerpieces, blind roll-tooled spine, later red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 532


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