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 concerning the Probability of a Passage thither. Unto which is Added, A Discourse concerning a New Planet, Te
Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed by J. Rawlins for John Gellibrand
Date Published: 1684
Edition: Fifth edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 7652
160 + 184pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Bound in full leather with raised bands. Very good. Boards scuffed and rubbed (particularly at the extremities and raised bands). Internally foxed. Illustrated with diagrams throughout.
An interesting astronomical work wherein the author attempts (with some success) to expound on the earlier works of Kepler, Copernicus and Galileo. His overall opinions, though they may seem pedestrian by today's standard, were considered heretical in his own day. Wilkins was a scholar of the first order, and a founder of the Royal Society, as well as the former Master of Trinity College. An important astronomical work that, if nothing else, gives a valuable insight into the scientific community of Victorian England.