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WILKINS, JOHN. Mathematical Magic; or, The Wonders that may be performed by Mechanical Geometry . . . Fourth Edition. Engraved text illustrations. , 295,  pages, including engraved frontispiece portrait. Small 8vo, modern 1/2 calf; marginal foxing and minor stains, old signature and small ink blot on title. London: Ric. Baldwin, 1691
"This short, condensed compendium . . . represents the first text on mechanics available in the English language . . . describing various machines, including strange devices and possibilities, such as a land vehicle powered by wind, submarines, flying automata, clocks, magnetic perpetuum mobile, etc."--Bibliotheca Mechanica, page 354 (1648 original edition). Wing W2201 (this edition).