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Michael Robinson   Link to this

Wilkins, John, 1614-1672.
An essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language. By John Wilkins D.D. Dean of Ripon, and Fellow of the Royal Society.
London : printed for Sa: Gellibrand, and for John Martyn printer to the Royal Society, 1668.

[20], 454, [162] p., [4] leaves of plates, 1 table : ill. ; 2⁰. [A]² a-d² B-3M⁴, 3a⁴ 3A-3S⁴ 3T⁴(-3T4). Leaf 3M4 is blank.

"An alphabetical dictionary, wherein all English words according to their various significations, are either referred to their places in the philosophical tables, or explained by such words as are in those tables" ([162] p. at end) has a separate dated title page and register

Order-to-print on leaf [A]1v: 'Monday 13th. of April. 1668. At a meeting ... Ordered, That the Discourse presented ... be Printed by the Printer to the Royal Society. Brouncker Presi.'
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), W2196

PL 2356, Purchased: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1668/05/15/

Terry Foreman   Link to this

An Essay Towards a Real Character, and A Philosophical Language - John Wilkins F.R.S. 1668

Reproduction and transcription of a short section of the Essay proposing ideas on weights and measure similar to those later found in the metric system.
http://www.metricationmatters.com/docs/WilkinsT...

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