Mathematicall magick or, The vvonders that may be performed by mechanicall geometry. by Wilkins, John

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StatementIn two books. Concerning mechanicall povvers, motions. Being one of the most easie, pleasant, usefull, (and yet most neglected) part of mathematicks. Not before treated of in this language. By I.W., M.A.
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Pagination[14], 295 p.
Number of Pages295
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