Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: The discovery of a vvorld in the moone. Or, A discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another habitable world in that planet.

Digital Image File Name: 
51183
Source Call Number: 
STC 25640
Source Creator: 
Wilkins, John, 1614-1672.
Source Title: 
The discovery of a vvorld in the moone. Or, A discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another habitable world in that planet.
Source Created or Published: 
1638
Physical Description: 
frontispiece
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Wilkins, John, 1614-1672.
Title (Hamnet): 
The discovery of a vvorld in the moone. Or, A discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another habitable world in that planet.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
London :
Publisher (Hamnet): 
Printed by E[dward] G[riffin] for Michael Sparke and Edward Forrest,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
1638.
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
[8], 208, [1], 208-209, [5] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 8⁰.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Plurality of worlds -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Life on other planets -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Moon -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Printing privileges (Publishing)
Subject (Hamnet): 
Annotations (Provenance)
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Harmsworth, R. Leicester Sir, (Robert Leicester), 1870-1937, former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Anonymous. By John Wilkins.
Notes (Hamnet): 
The page before second p. 208 is misnumbered 107.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Signatures: A⁴ B-O⁸ P⁴.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Double-page title.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Imprimatur on leaf A2v: Perlegi ... Mart. 29. 1638. Tho. Weekes. R.P. Episc. Lond. Cap. Domest.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Printer's name from STC.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Running title reads: The discovery of a new world.
Notes (Hamnet): 
In this edition B1r line 3 up ends "first". Quires K-M and part of A and P are reimposed from STC 25640.
Citations (Hamnet): 
ESTC (RLIN) S123157
Citations (Hamnet): 
STC (2nd ed.), 25640.5
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet): 
HH219/4. MS. note (of provenance?) at foot of A1v, lined out, affecting legibility; MS. note on t.p. attributing authorship: "By Bishop Wilkins, when 24 years old.". A1 trimmed, affecting woodcut at fore-edge of A1v. Half bound in green calf (?) with marbled paper boards and end-papers; 2 red leather labels on spine, one bearing title, and one at the foot, bearing imprint date; gilt crest of Watkin stamped at head of spine. Provenance: inscription on A1r, and repeated on A2r: "James Master. [pre ?]: 8d."; armorial bookplate of Sir Edward W. Watkin; library of Conrad W. Cooke; pencilled note on back fly-leaf: "1904. Nov. 26"; Sotheby's sale, 30 May 1927, lot 121; collated at Quaritch; Harmsworth copy
Call Number (Hamnet): 
STC 25640