James Howell's Lexicon Tetraglotton (1660) frontispiece,
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Pneumatithmie. This art is necessary for all them that doo make Pumpes or great Bellows, for that it teacheth al those thinges that goe by wynde and water. &c.
William Bourne, The Treasure for Travelers (1578)

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