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Lot 21: Wilkins. Mathematical Magick, Or The Wonders …

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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Description: Wilkins, John. MATHEMATICAL MAGICK: OR, THE WONDERS THAT MAY BE PERFORMED BY MECHANICAL GEOMETRY. London: Baldwin, 1691. 4th ed. 6.25" x 4". Engraved portrait frontis, [16], 295, [1] pp., final leaf wanting and provided in facsimile. Period calf boards rebacked, endpapers renewed, corners rounded. Contents generally quite clean though frontis with some toning, former owner's stamp and signature to title, title and frontis with some slight marginal chipping, else Very Good. **************************** Numerous woodcut figures and several large (some full-page) engravings on steel throughout text. Including many strange and some fantastic devices such as planes, clocks, etc., "the first text on mechanics available in the English language" (Bib. Mech.) [Wing W2201; ESTC R15643]

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