logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots

The Moon.- Wilkins (John) A Discovery of a New World... in the Moon, 2 parts in 1, fifth edition,

Related Maps & Atlases

More Items in Maps & Atlases

View More

Recommended Transportation & Travel Collectibles

View More
item-128015370=1
The Moon.- Wilkins (John) A Discovery of a New World... in the Moon, 2 parts in 1, fifth edition,
Item Details
Description
The Moon.- Wilkins (John) A Discovery of a New World... in the Moon, 2 parts in 1, fifth edition, engraved frontispiece portrait, woodcut illustrations, extensive late 18th century ink notes (dated 1782) at beginning and end of each part, some notes and text at beginning working loose, browned, contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked in modern morocco, new spine label, [Wing W2187], 8vo, by J. Rawlins for John Gellibrand, 1684.

⁂ The notes cite Thomas Baker, John Wilkins, Robert Hooke, Sir Thomas Bodley; on natural philosophy, the Moon etc.

In this work Wilkins "aimed to expound and defend the new world picture developed by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler." He "argued that the earth was not uniquely different from other heavenly bodies." - Oxford DNB.
Buyer's Premium
  • 30% up to £300,000.00
  • 25% up to £3,000,000.00
  • 17.5% above £3,000,000.00

The Moon.- Wilkins (John) A Discovery of a New World... in the Moon, 2 parts in 1, fifth edition,

Estimate £600 - £800
May 26, 2022
See Sold Price
Starting Price £480
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
Ships from London, London, United Kingdom
Local Pick-Up London, LONDON, United Kingdom
Forum Auctions

Forum Auctions

London, United Kingdom
2,217 Followers
Auction Curated By
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature
logo
www.liveauctioneers.com
item

0380: The Moon.- Wilkins (John) A Discovery of a New World... in the Moon, 2 parts in 1, fifth edition,

Sold for £800
5 Bids
Est. £600 - £800Starting Price £480
Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
May 26, 2022 5:30 AM EDT
Buyer's Premium 30%

Lot 0380 Details

Description
...
The Moon.- Wilkins (John) A Discovery of a New World... in the Moon, 2 parts in 1, fifth edition, engraved frontispiece portrait, woodcut illustrations, extensive late 18th century ink notes (dated 1782) at beginning and end of each part, some notes and text at beginning working loose, browned, contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked in modern morocco, new spine label, [Wing W2187], 8vo, by J. Rawlins for John Gellibrand, 1684.

⁂ The notes cite Thomas Baker, John Wilkins, Robert Hooke, Sir Thomas Bodley; on natural philosophy, the Moon etc.

In this work Wilkins "aimed to expound and defend the new world picture developed by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler." He "argued that the earth was not uniquely different from other heavenly bodies." - Oxford DNB.

Contacts

Forum Auctions
02078712640
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
UK
LiveAuctioneers Support
info@liveauctioneers.com
iphoneandroidPhone

Get notifications from your favorite auctioneers.

TOP