WILKINS (JOHN)] The Discovery of a World in the Moone. Or, a Discourse Tending to Prove 'tis Probable There May Be Another Habitable World in That Planet, 1638
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WILKINS (JOHN)] The Discovery of a World in the Moone. Or, a Discourse Tending to Prove 'tis Probable There May Be Another Habitable World in That Planet, 1638
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[WILKINS (JOHN)]
The Discovery of a World in the Moone. Or, a Discourse Tending to Prove 'tis Probable There May Be Another Habitable World in That Planet, first edition, issue with "first" reading on line 3 from bottom of B1r, title on 2 leaves with woodcut diagram, woodcut illustrations in text (one full-page, title diagram shaved at fore-margin), small piece of N1 torn away with loss to rule border, blindstamp on 4 leaves, early calf, rebacked, worn [STC 25640.5], 8vo, Printed by E.G. for Michael Sparke and Edward Forrest, 1638

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  • The first published work of John Wilkins (1614-1672), at the time a priest at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and later a founder member of the Royal Society. In it he "aimed to expound and defend the new world picture developed by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler.... [and] argued that the earth was not uniquely different from other heavenly bodies" (ODNB).
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