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SIDEREUS NUNCIUS: Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

Editorial: Frankfurt: Poltheanus (1610)

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Descripción: Frankfurt: Poltheanus, 1610. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 2nd Edition. 8vo, Printer's device on title, text diagrams, ornamental headline and initials. Rehinged, affecting a few letters, and rebound in modern vellum wrappers. Housed in a handsome clamshell box. The very rare second edition of Galileo's work first published earlier that same year in Venice. It contains "some of the most important discoveries in scientific literature" (PMM 113). Nº de ref. de la librería 418

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GALILEI, Galileo & CASTELLI, Benedetto]

Editorial: Cosimo Giunti, Florence (1615)

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Descripción: Cosimo Giunti, Florence, 1615. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. GRAZIA, Vincenzio di. Considerazioni di M. Vincenzio di Grazia sopra'l Discorso di Galileo Galilei. Intorno alle cose che stanno in sù l'acqua, e che inquella si muovono. Florence, Zanobi Pignoni, 1613. 86 pp, (2). 4tos, untrimmed and bound in contemporary Italian decorative publisher¿s boards; some wear and minor restoration; occasional minor staining and some scattered foxing, but a wonderfully genuine volume in generally fine condition. A remarkable conjunction: First editions of two scarce and important Galileana ¿ an attack on Galileo¿s theory of hydrostatics by Vincenzo di Grazia bound alongside Galileo¿s lengthy defence of his position. Of great interest for showing the methodological interrelationship of Galileo¿s physics and his astronomy. The two works are found here in a well-preserved contemporary state, untrimmed and bound for a 17th century follower of the power struggle between Galileo and the Aristotelians. Bound first is Vincenzio di Grazia¿s critique of Galileo¿s Discorso al serenissimo Don Cosimo II (Florence, Giunti, 1612) representing a staunch defence of the Aristotelian understanding of materials and their buoyancy ¿ a position far removed from Galileo¿s own strongly empirical reconsideration of hydrostatics in terms of what we today call specific gravity. Di Grazia imputes to Galileo six principles concerning elements, buoyancy, and scientific methodology (cf Drake, pp 219-20). All in all, Di Grazia sees in Galileo¿s new observational science a dangerous method which confounds common sense and sound theoretical reasoning: ¿concerning those things that cannot be grasped through the senses or, if so, only poorly, [Galileo] insists on explaining them through the senses, as with the cavities of the moon, the sun-spots, and a thousand more things like that¿ (Considerazioni, pp 82-3). The second work, Risposta alle Opposizioni del S. Lodovico delle Colombe, e del S. Vincenzo di Grazia, gives Galileo¿s ripost to these criticisms, together with an attack on an old enemy, Ludovico delle Colombe. As he would do numerous times, Galileo hides behind the name of a devoted follower, Benedetto Castelli. However, a manuscript of the Risposta in Galileo¿s own hand discovered in the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale has convinced authorities such as Drake that it is, in fact, principally authored by Galileo himself. Nº de ref. de la librería 4954

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Mathematical Collections and Translations: The First Tome: GALILEO, Galilei (1564-1642);

GALILEO, Galilei (1564-1642); - Thomas SALUSBURY (c.1625-c.1665)

Editorial: William Leyboun, London (1661)

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Descripción: William Leyboun, London, 1661. 2 parts in 1, tall quarto. (13 x 8 1/4 inches). [14], 503, [1], [24]; [14], 118, [6]pp. 4 engraved plates. Lacks the half-title and without the errata leaf found in some copies. (A few expert repairs to tears at edges of preliminary leaves). Expertly bound to style in period calf, covers bordered with a gilt double fillet, spine with raised bands in six compartments, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt First edition in English of Galileo's Dialogo, his celebrated defence of the Copernican view of the solar system: a milestone in the history of science. After years of being forbidden to teach the Copernican theory, in 1632 Galileo was given the opportunity to express these views by the new Pope, Urban VIII, his friend, admirer and patron for more than a decade. Urban granted Galileo permission to write a book about theories of the universe, "provided that the arguments for the Ptolemaic view were given an equal and impartial discussion" (DSB). Galileo's formal use of the dialogue, casting the work as a hypothetical discussion, allowed him fully to explore the Copernican model within Urban's parameters. The work "is a masterly polemic for the new science. It displays all the great discoveries in the heavens which the ancients had ignored; it inveighs against the sterility, wilfulness, and ignorance of those who defend their systems; it revels in the simplicity of Copernican thought and, above all, it teaches that the movement of the earth makes sense in philosophy, that is, in physics . The Dialogo, more than any other work, made the heliocentric system a commonplace" (PMM). In casting the Pope as the simple-minded Aristotelian Simplicius, Galileo brought upon himself arrest, trial by the Inquisition and life imprisonment. The sentence was commuted to permanent house arrest, but the printing of any of his works was forbidden. In 1664, English historian Thomas Salusbury published the present English collection of Galileo's work, including a translation of the Dialogo titled Systeme of the World, and followed by the short but important Epistle to the Grand Dutchesse Mother concerning the Authority of Holy Scripture in Philosophical Controversies (known today as the Letter to Christina), which was only the second work of Galileo's to be published in England. Apart from the two works by Galileo, Salusbury included other translations in volume I of his Collections, including Italian mathematician Benedetto Castelli's works on fluids in motion. In 1666, the Great Fire of London swept through the city, destroying many copies of this work and nearly all copies of the 1665 second volume containing the first book-length depiction of Galileo's life. (The title-page to part two of volume I mis-states that it is 'the second tome', an obvious cause of some bibliographical confusion). Salusbury died at roughly the same time, perhaps, as some believe, in the Great Fire. Carli-Favaro 276; ESTC R19153; Wing S-517. Nº de ref. de la librería 28873

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1623 1st/1st Saggiatore Assayer GALILEO Galilei Astronomy: Galileo Galilei; Johann

Galileo Galilei; Johann Faber; Francesco Stelluti; Francesco Villamena;

Editorial: In Roma, Appresso Giacomo Mascardi, MDCXXIII. [1623] (1623)

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Descripción: In Roma, Appresso Giacomo Mascardi, MDCXXIII. [1623], 1623. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1623 1st/1st Saggiatore Assayer GALILEO Galilei Astronomy SCIENCE Saturn Comets EXCEEDINGLY RARE True 1st state COMPLETE This incredible 1st printing of Galileo’s The Assayer is often considered “the masterpiece of Italian scientific prose” and includes accounts on Mars, Venus, Saturn, and comets! The Assayer (Italian: Il Saggiatore) was a book published in Rome by Galileo Galilei in October 1623 and is generally considered to be one of the pioneering works of the scientific method, first broaching the idea that the book of nature is to be read with mathematical tools rather than those of scholastic philosophy, as generally held at the time. Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642), was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", and the "father of science". Main author: Galileo Galilei; Johann Faber; Francesco Stelluti; Francesco Villamena; Title: Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquisita e giusta si ponderano le cose contenute nella Libra astronomica e filosofica di Lotario Sarsi Sigensano; scritto in forma di lettera all'ill.me et reuer.mo mons.re d. Virginio Cesarini . Published: In Roma, Appresso Giacomo Mascardi, MDCXXIII. [1623] Language: Italian Notes & content: • 1st edition, 1st printing o Evidenced by errata on p. 236 – a list of 16 items; later editions include a longer list. • Incredible contents including: o Rings of Saturn o Planet Mars o Phases of Venus The illustrations are often considered the first figures of these planets o Comets o Earth’s moon o First description of the Scientific Method o Galileo’s astronomical reply to the views of Orazio Grassi’s treatise on mathematics and astronomy. o The title page of The Assayer shows the crest of the Barberini family, featuring three busy bees. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: collated and entirely complete with all pages (blank+title+6 preliminary leaves+ 236 pages Publisher: In Roma, Appresso Giacomo Mascardi, MDCXXIII. Size: ~8.5in X 6.5in (22cm x 6.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $55,000 Photos available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1468696769206

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Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari: GALILEI, Galileo

GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: Giacomo Mascardi, Rome (1613)

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Descripción: Giacomo Mascardi, Rome, 1613. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Good. GALILEO'S DEFENSE OF THE COPERNICAN THEORY, FIRST EDITION 4to, pp. (4), 164, 55, (1), plus folded table. Roman letter, little Italic; device of the Lincei Academy on title, historiated initials and engraved full-page portrait of Galileo at p. 5, 43 full-page engravings of sunspots and of Jovian satellites, several engraved tables and woodcut diagrams in text; light foxing mainly to margins, couple of tiny wormholes to gutter, light damp stain to tail of central gatherings, ink splash on f. Aii. A good copy in contemporary limp vellum, eps renewed ; two minor repairs to head and tail of spine; occasional early underlining; label of David P. Wheatland (1898-1993), founder and curator of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments of Harvard on front pastedown. Rare first edition of Galileo’s earliest published endorsement of the Copernican theory, in its most complete variant. Two issues appeared in Rome by Mascardi, one with three additional letters by the Jesuit scientist Christoph Scheiner. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers of all time. His cutting-edge discoveries revolutionised early modern physics and eventually provoked the famous condemnation of the Holy Inquisition. Amongst many other acknowledgements, he was a member of the prestigious Academy of Lincei, a pioneering scientific fellowship established in Rome by Federico Cesi. Galileo wrote the Istoria e dimostrazione in the form of three letters to his fellow academician Marcus Welser of Augsburg, arguing that sunspots appeared on the surface of the sun: they were not tiny satellites, as the traditional Aristotelian interpretation suggested. Based on telescopic observation of their motion, Galileo concluded that the sun rotated on a fixed axis like the Earth and other planets, thus embracing and somehow overstepping Copernicus’s view. In his usual combative tone, he maintained: ‘this planet also, perhaps no less than horned Venus, agrees admirably with the great Copernican system on which propitious winds now universally are seen to blow .’ His further discovery of the Satellites of Jupiter is described and illustrated with 5 plates. The work also includes Galileo's first written account of the phases of Venus and Mercury as well as some considerations on the many puzzling mysteries surrounding Saturn. His circumstantial approval of the Copernican model anticipated many of his later theories and the related political and religious consequences. This issue contains a second part entitled De maculis solaribus tres epistolae, comprising the three letters written to Welser by Christoph Scheiner about 1611. Scheiner was a Jesuit scholar and professor in Ingolstadt, Rome, Vienna and Nyssa. A pugnacious defender of the Ptolemaic system, he was a major antagonist of Galileo. His epistles, in which he states that sunspots are small planets, prompted Galileo to publish his account of his own observations. This was the first of several other debated between the two scholars, involving also the paternity of the discovery of the spots. The two issues of the editio princeps of Istoria e dimostrazioni were published at the same time; apparently, the first was meant to be distributed in Italy (where there would be no copyright dispute on Scheiner’s letters), whereas the second was tailored for export. The edition bears a beautiful engraved portrait of Galileo within architectural border, drawn by the famous artist Francesco Villamena (1564-1624). Two putti are representations of astronomical science: one is measuring with a compass, the other is observing the sky with a telescope. BM STC It. 17th, 373; Cinti, 44; Carli and Favaro, 60; Riccardi, I, 509 (without Schenier’s letters); Waller, 12046; Dawson, 2587 (‘[This issue] is generally considered to be the rarer of the two, and certainly to be preferred, as it gives us the full story of these celebrated discoveries’). Italian. Nº de ref. de la librería K24

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GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: Rome Giacomo Mascardi 1623. (1623)

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Descripción: Rome Giacomo Mascardi 1623., 1623. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to. [22 x 16.5 cm], (7) ff., including engraved title and portrait of Galileo signed Villamoena, 236 pp. Bound in 19th-century vellum. Excellent. First edition, first issue of an outstanding document in the history of science. The work grew out of the appearance of three comets in the autumn of 1618 and articulate the principal arguments of whether they were atmospheric or celestial phenomena. More importantly, Il Saggiatore is intimately connected with, if indeed it did not originate, the rift between Galileo and the Jesuits which ultimately saw the astronomer imprisoned by the Inquisition after the publication of the Dialogo in 1632. Il Saggiatore is often called Galileo’s "scientific manifesto," and is certainly one of the most celebrated polemics in the history of physical science. It is the first of Galileo’s works written after the Inquisiton’s warning not to propound or defend the Copernican theory, which of course he does, albeit in covert form. The engraved illustrations in Il Saggiatore include some of the earliest published of the rings of Saturn, Mars in inferior and superior conjunction, and the phases of Venus. The work comes in several issues, of which this is the first, with the short errata list correcting 16 errors.* Cinti 73; Riccardi I.511, 628; De Backer-Sommervogel III.1684-86; L’Accademia dei Lincei e la cultura europea nel XVII secolo, 14 (Grassi), 15 (Galileo) and generally pp. 75ff.; Drake & O'Malley, The Controversy of the Comets of 1618, p. vi. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 3704

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GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: Cosimo Giunti, Florence (1612)

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Descripción: Cosimo Giunti, Florence, 1612. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. (2) ff, 77 pp, (1), (1) f with printer¿s emblem. Bound with: [GALILEI, Galileo & CASTELLI, Benedetto]. Risposta alle Opposizioni del S. Lodovico delle Colombe, e del S. Vincenzo di Grazia. Florence, Cosimo Giunti, 1615. (1) ff, (2), 319 [ie 335] pp with numerous mispaginations, (5) including printer¿s emblem. Bound in contemporary limp vellum with MS title on spine, ¿Galileo Galilei Opera¿, internally very fresh, an excellent copy in all respects. A remarkable pairing of two Galileana bound together by a contemporary follower of the power struggle between Galileo and the Aristotelians. The second augmented edition of Galileo¿s classic on hydrostatics, published the same year within months of the first edition, represents his first published work in physics (Drake, p. 179). The Discorso is hailed by historians of science as having united for the first time two previously separate disciplines: statics and dynamics, resulting in a new science of mechanics, containing his first published statements on the concept of moment, an abstract concept of physical force which has been shown to have dominated his early physical thinking, and contains several first announcements concerning some of his great astronomical discoveries relating to sunspots, the triple form of Saturn, and the phases of Venus. The present 2nd edition contains significant additional text concerning this important concept. The Risposta, one of the scarcest of Galileo¿s works on the market, contains his lengthy and scathing replies to his critics only a year before his official castigation by the Catholic Church. Two years after the publication of the Sidereus Nuncius which assured his place in the history of science, and after displaying his telescopic discoveries in Rome, Galileo returned to Florence and devoted himself to the study of floating bodies, ¿the real, intrinsic and total cause why some bodies float and others sink.¿ In the Discorso, Galileo supports Archimedes and opposes Aristotle on the behavior of bodies in water, arguing that the reason some solids sink is the excess of their weight over the weight of water. Employing the concept of moment¿ ¿the force with which the mover moves and the floating body resists¿ ¿and the principle of virtual velocities, Galileo far surpasses the hydrostatic considerations of Archimedes: ¿The new method enables Galileo to unify statics and dynamics into a new science of mechanics which became the foundation of modern physics¿ (Rose, The Italian Renaissance of Mathematics, p. 287). As noted above, the second edition may be distinguished from the first by the additional material contained therein; notably, Galileo drew attention to these additions by printing them in Roman type rather than Italic. Among these additions are Galileo¿s first announcements of the Sun¿s rotation period, his announcements of sunspots, and his discovery of the ¿horns¿ of Saturn. Nº de ref. de la librería 5083

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Manuscript of his 'Letter to Christina' 1615,: GALILEI, Galileo

GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: [Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, second half of the seventeenth century] (1680)

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Descripción: [Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, second half of the seventeenth century], 1680. 4to (258 x 198 mm), ff [30, foliated 25-54], in a fine scribal hand, brown ink on paper; second work in a volume with eight other manuscript texts in different hands (foliated [2] 1-285), general title 'Materie Varie' with Strozzi arms, some general browning, some restoration as a result of ink corrosion or water damage to some of the documents (but not affecting the Galileo), uncut in recent vellum. £32,500A manuscript version (containing variants of the text) of Galileo's celebrated 'Letter to Christina' of Lorraine (1565-1637), Grand Duchess of Tuscany, which was written in 1615 but not published until 1636 in Strasbourg. This is a work that circulated widely in manuscript, and it was via manuscript copies such as the above that some of Galileo's most controversial ideas about Copernicanism and the relationship between Scripture and science were disseminated. These manuscript versions contain textual variants that distinguish them from the printed text.The Letter is a 'superb manifesto of the freedom of thought . Its purpose was to silence all theological objections to Copernicus. Its result was the precise opposite: it became the principal cause of the prohibition of Copernicus, and of Galileo's downfall' (Koestler). Galileo in it Galileo upholds the primacy of science and argues for its freedom from theological interference. He boldly asserts that scientific truth has priority over theology when it comes to accounting for the natural world: 'Scripture teaches us how to go to heaven but not how the heavens go'. The work concludes with an unequivocal argument for the truth of the Copernican system. The ideas expressed were instrumental in the Inquisition's prosecution of Galileo and condemnation of Copernicanism. It was finally published outside Italy by Matthias Bernegger, who made an accompanying Latin translation. This publication was condemned by the Holy Office and its distribution in Catholic countries forbidden.'In December 1613 theological objections to Copernicanism were raised, in Galileo's absence, at a court dinner, where Galileo's part was upheld by Benedetto Castelli. Learning of this, Galileo wrote a long letter to Castelli concerning the inadmissibility of theological interference in purely scientific questions. After the public denunciation [of Galileo] in 1614, Castelli showed this letter to an influential Dominican priest, who made a copy of it and sent it to the Roman Inquisition for investigation. Galileo then promptly sent an authoritative text of the letter to Rome and began its expansion into the Letter to Christina, composed in 1615 and eventually published in 1636. Galileo argued that neither the Bible nor nature could speak falsely and that the investigation of nature was the province of the scientist, while the reconciliation of scientific facts with the language of the Bible was that of the theologian' (Stillman Drake in DSB).This work brought to a head the confrontation between Copernicanism and the dogmas of the Church. In 1616 'Nicolaus Copernicus's On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres is, for the first time, placed on the Index of forbidden books by the Catholic church, which forbids, in particular, the teaching of a sun-centered universe. Galileo Galilei is summoned before the Inquisition for teaching the sun-centered theory and for suggesting that it is not the Scriptures but misinterpretations of them which have led to the supposition that the Bible confirms the geocentric theory. Galileo is dismissed with a warning to stop supporting the Copernican viewpoint' (Parkinson Breakthroughs).From 1615 on the work circulated in manuscript copies, such as the present one, as it was too controversial and dangerous to publish. These copies were quasi-public editions, made to advance Galileo's cause, and as part of his campaign to influence leading theologians to support the Copernican system.Antonio Favaro, the editor of Galileo's works for the National Edition (1890-1909), analysed thirty-fo. Nº de ref. de la librería 3663

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GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642).

Editorial: Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1623. (1623)

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Descripción: Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1623., 1623. Small quarto (7 6/8 x 5 7/8 inches). 16 lines of errata on page 236. Engraved title-page and portrait of Galileo by Francesco Villamena, fine engraved diagrams in the text, (first few leaves a bit loose and with minor pale dampstain, some light spotting). Contemporary half vellum, patterned paper boards, title lettered in gilt on the spine (rubbed with minor loss to patterned paper, one or two pale stains). Provenance: With the ownership inscription of Alessandro Maggiori (1764 - 1834), celebrated artist, collector and antiquary, dated 1789 on the front free endpaper. THE EARLIEST PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATION OF THE RING OF SATURN, THE PLANET MARS IN INFERIOR AND SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION, AND THE PHASES OF VENUS First edition, first issue, on thicker paper with the short list of errata, one of fewer than 400 copies, this copy without the four preliminary leaves (signature a4) containing commendatory verses by Johannes Faber and Francesco Stelluti. With the last minute dedication to the new Pope Urban VIII, Maffeo Barberini, Galileo's friend and a patron of science and the arts. An attractive copy of one of the most celebrated polemics in science, by the most renowned and controversial scientist of his time. Ostensibly written in response to Orazio Grassi (1583-1654) who had published in 1619, under the pseudonym Lotario Sarsi (an anagram of his name) "Libra astronomica et philosophica", an attack on Galileo and his ideas of comets. Galileo's opinions were not only closely scrutinized by his peers, but also by the Church, who as early as 1611 had questioned Galileo for holding the Copernican view that the Sun, not the earth is the centre of the universe; a position which the church declared to be absurd in philosophy, at least erroneous in theology, and formally a heresy in 1616. On orders of the Pope Paul V, Cardinal Bellarmine warned Galileo to not to hold or defend the Copernican theory and Galileo was expressly forbidden to discuss the theory orally or in writing. As a result "Il saggiatore." is an ingenious general discussion of the proper scientific approach to the investigation of celestial phenomena. At the centre of his argument is the idea that no theory of comets can be advanced unless it can be proven that they are concrete moving objects rather than mere optical effects of solar light, a proof which, incidentally, he considered impossible. In discussing his new scientific approach Galileo set forth some fundamental axioms of the modern scientific method: he "distinguished physical properties of objects from their sensory effects, repudiated authority in any matter that was subject to direct investigation, and remarked that the book of nature, being written in mathematical characters, could be deciphered only by those who knew mathematics" (DSB). From the distinguished library of celebrated 18th-century artist, collector and critic Count Allessandro Maggiori, whose collection of old master drawings fromed the basis of the Vanderbilt collection now housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. inscribed by him on the front paste-down: "Di' Allessandro Maggiori il quale le compio a Livorno nel 1789". Carli and Favaro 95; Cinti 73; Riccardi I, 511; Norman 857. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Nº de ref. de la librería 002518

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Dialogo sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del: GALILEI, Galileo

GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: Florence (1632)

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Descripción: Florence, 1632. FIRST EDITION. 4to. [viii], 458, [32] pp. The engraved frontispiece facing the title by Stefano della Bella depicting Aristotle, Ptolemy and Copernicus in discussion surmounted by the Medici arms appears to be a facsimile on contemporary paper; woodcut printer’s device on title, woodcut initials, headpieces and diagrams. Contemporary vellum, Galileo and Systema Cosmica written in ink on spine; minor browning and spotting as usual. First edition of Galileo’s statement and defence of the Copernican system of heliocentrism, which directly led to his trial for heresy in Rome in 1633. The Dialogo was designed both as an appeal to the great public and as an escape from silence. In the form of an open discussion between three friends – intellectually speaking, a radical, a conservative, and an agnostic – it is a masterly polemic for the new science. Nº de ref. de la librería 14222

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Descripción: Bologna Eredi Dozza 1656-55, 1656. 2 volumes. Rare First Edition and first printing of the works of Galileo including many pieces heretofore unpublished in any form. With a very finely engraved frontispiece and engraved portrait of Galileo, engraved folding plan, many woodcut plates, astronomical renderings, mathematical tables and diagrams throughout. 4to, in very handsome antique Italian bindings of three-quarter dark calf over Italian marbled boards, the spines with beautifully tooled compartments in gilt, contrasting red and green morocco lettering labels gilt stopped and with gilt rolled borders. Multiple books and publications separately paginated A especially handsome set. Clean, unpressed, unwashed copies in a fine state of preservation. An unusually fine set. THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF GALILEO’S COMPLETE WORKS (excepting the DIALOGO, which was still on the Index of Prohibited Books at the time), preserving a record of some of the most seminal discoveries in astronomy, scientific methodology, mathematics, primary work in the study of motion, as well as the most significant support of the Copernican theory of a heliocentric planetary system--in other words, the embodiment of the "Galilean Revolution." "Galileo, more than any other man, had introduced the change in our manner of thinking that broke with ancient and led on to modern science. Contributions had also been made by Copernicus, by Vesalius, by Harvey, by Tycho, and by Kepler and others. The share of Galileo, however, is overwhelming.[It] was more than an addition to knowledge. It was more even than an alteration in the conception of the structure of the universe. It was rather a change in mood as to the kind of knowledge that was to be sought. It partook of the nature of a philosophical crisis" (Singer, A HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS, p. 249). The influence of the new mood affected ideas regarding the mechanical world, the extension of the senses, the idea of the universe as mathematical and boundless, and indeed altered the whole world of science and religion. Nº de ref. de la librería 23947

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GALILEI Galileo

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Descripción: Scritto in forma di lettera all'Ill.mo et Rever.mo Mons.re Virginio Cesarini. In Roma, Appresso Giacomo Mascardi, 1623, 1623. Estado de conservación: molto buono. in-4, ff. (7), pp. 236, buona leg. 700esca in pergamena, tassello al dorso. Frontesp. architettonico e ritratto, entrambi finem. incisi dal Villamena. Le incisioni nel testo illustrano, tra l'altro, gli anelli di Saturno, il pianeta Marte in congiunzione inferiore e superiore, e le fasi di Venere. Probabilmente queste sono le prime illustrazioni pubblicate su questi soggetti (cfr. SCHUMANN, Galileo catalogue, 1974, n. 21). Prima edizione, prima tiratura (per via dell'Errata a p. 236), di quello che è stato definito il "capolavoro della prosa scientifica italiana", scritto con stile raffinato ed accessibile. Fu un manifesto intellettuale, che esprimeva non solo il pensiero di G. ma anche le idee innovatrici del gruppo romano di intellettuali che si raccoglieva nell'Accademia dei Lincei di Federico Cesi; essi ne incitarono la pubblicazione, lo corressero, e videro in esso una legittimazione della loro polemica contro il sapere scolastico. G. era entrato in polemica fin dal 1619 con Orazio Grassi del Collegio Romano che aveva riproposto le conclusioni di Brahe sulle comete aggiornate da nuove osservazioni. La stampa dell'opera fu irta di difficoltà: Maffeo Barberini divenne papa col nome di Urbano VIII, cosicchè il libro dovette essere urgentemente ridedicato a lui. Galileo era a Firenze, e quindi non poté supervisionare le correzioni del testo, per cui la prima tiratura ha solo 16 errori elencati. (Ci sono altre due tirature, una con un foglio di errata addizionale, che G. aveva stampato a Firenze, e un'altra con le ultime due pagine rifatte con un totale di 137 errori elencati). Secondo il Bagnoli (Galileo courtier) furono stampate meno di 400 copie. Bell'esemplare con buoni margini, completo dei componimenti poetici all'inizio. Carli e Favaro p.59. Cinti n.132 (e 73). Gamba 474. Riccardi I, 1511. Nº de ref. de la librería 0000000001036

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GALILEI, Galileo

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Descripción: HH. del Dozza, Bologna, 1655. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Large 4to. 2 volumes. I: (14) ff., 48, 48 pp., (4) ff., 160 pp., (2) ff., 68, 127 pp., (2) ff., 264, 43 pp., including allegorical frontispiece signed Stefano della Bella, Villamoena portrait of Galileo, and folding engraved plate of military compass. II: (1) f., 60 pp., (8) ff., 104 pp., (2) ff., 105-156, 48 pp., (4) ff., 179, (1) pp., (1) ff., 53-106 pp., (1) f., 103-126 pp., (4) ff., 238 [i.e., 242] pp., (3) ff. Woodcut initials and diagrams. Bound in contemporary vellum, title written in ink on spine and on lower edges; usual mild discoloration and light foxing on scattered leaves; several quires browned as usual. Generally a fine, wide-margined and fresh copy. First collected edition of Galileo¿s works, appearing only a year after his death and of great interest for his 17th-century reception: this was the edition in which Newton and later eminent scientists read their Galileo. Included here are not only most of the seminal pieces written and published over a lifetime, including the Starry Messenger of 1610, the first work of modern observational astronomy, but additional publications and letters by both supporters and antagonists. Together in one work they offer a veritable panorama of scientific activity in Italy during the first half of the seventeenth century, and are critical for the history of the formation of Galileo¿s text. The Opera contains many unpublished or little-known items provided to the editors by Vincenzo Viviani, Galileo¿s friend and disciple. Among them are a number of Galileo¿s hitherto unpublished letters and experiments and the La Bilancetta, his first scientific work, written in 1586. Both the Dialogo and the letter to Christina di Lorena were censored and are, therefore, omitted. A contemporary hand noted on the final flyleaf of Vol. 2, ¿La lettura de discorsi legati insieme è interdetta¿ (¿The reading of the discourses bound together is forbidden.¿). * Cinti 132; Riccardi I.518-19. Nº de ref. de la librería 3811

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Opere di Galileo Galilei linceo nobile fiorentino,: GALILEI, Galileo.

Descripción: Heredi del Dozza 1655-56, Bologna, 1655. First collected edition of the works of Galileo, edited by Carlo Manolessi, and appearing only a year after his death. This was the edition in which Newton and his later contemporaries read their Galileo. The volumes contain not only most of the major works written and published over his lifetime, but also substantial unpublished material, both by Galileo himself as well as by his supporters and critics. Many of these items were provided to the editor by Vincenzo Viviani, Galileo’s friend and disciple, including a number of Galileo’s hitherto unpublished letters and experiments and La Bilancetta, his first scientific work, written in 1586. The Dialogo was of course on the Index and was not included in editions of the Opere until 1744. A feature of this edition is that each work has its own separate title page, imprint and pagination, which has resulted in several copies being broken up, the individual tracts being sold individually. Carlo & Favaro 251; Cinti 132; Riccardi I 518-9. 2 vols., 4to (228 x 167 mm), contemporary flexible vellum, fully complete I: pp. [28], 48, 48, [8], 160, [4], 68, 127, [4], 264, 43, including allegorical frontispiece signed Stefano della Bella, engraved portrait of Galileo by Villamoena, and with large folding plate of proportional compass; II: pp. [2], 60, [16], 104, [4], 105-156, 48, [8], 179, [1], [2], 53-106, [2], 103-126, [8], 238 (i.e. 242), [6]. Numerous woodcut diagrams in text (collates as in Cinti, Bibliotheca Galileiana). Some scattered browning to various quires (as usual), light damp stain in the beginning of volume 2, but in general a very good and unsophistaced copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 3097

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Opere, divise in quattro tomi, in questa: GALILEI, Galileo.

GALILEI, Galileo.

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Descripción: Padua: Gio. Manfre, 1744, 1744. Four volumes, quarto (268 x 195 mm). Uncut in contemporary drab boards ("carta rustica"), paper spine labels added at a later date, preserved in two black morocco backed cloth boxes. Short tear to rear joint of volume I, occasional light marginal damp marking and dust soiling, a few short marginal tears, a tiny work track across one line of the final leaf of volume III; a very good copy in original condition. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Zucchi to vol. I, engraved printer's device on titles, head- and tail-pieces, with numerous woodcut initials, engravings and figures in the text, and two plates, one folding. Third collected edition of Galileo's works, the first complete, and the first to include the Dialogo, along with other material published here for the first time. Galilei's Opere, first published in two volumes in 1656 in Bologna by Carlo Manolessi, was reprinted with some revision and the addition of a third volume in 1718 in Florence by Tommasso Bonaventure, assisted by Guido Grandi and Benedetto Bresciani. This third edition, edited and annotated by Giuseppe Toaldo, includes for the first time, added as the fourth volume, Galilei's Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi. New to this edition are the Trattato del modo di misurare con la vista, Ventitrè lettere a diversi, delle quali sedici al Micanzio e tre al Gualdo, Problemi vari e pensieri vari, and the Dialogo. Cinti 176; Carli and Favaro 478; Houzeau and Lancaster 3386; Riccardi I/1 522 22 ("molto più completa ed ordinata delle due precedenti"). Nº de ref. de la librería 109916

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GASSENDI, Pierre (1592-1655) - GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642): GASSENDI, Pierre (1592-1655)
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Descripción: Galilei Galileo, Due parti in un volume in 8vo; legatura coeva in piena bazzana, tagli marmorizzati; pp. (16), 199, (1), 173, (1) e 4 carte di tavole a piena pagina, che mostrano le Pleiadi, la cintura di Orione, Presepe e la nebulosa di Orione. Primo frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero. Il testo è inoltre illustrato da vari diagrammi astronomici e da figure che mostrano la supercie della luna come la vide Galileo durante le sue prime osservazioni con il telescopio. Restauro all'angolo inferiore esterno del primo frontespizio senza danno al testo, ma che comporta la perdita della parte finale della nota di possesso: "Karolus-Emmanuel de Ros.". Nel complesso, bellissima copia nella sua prima legatura.PRIMA EDIZIONE di questa raccolta di testi, che comprende la seconda edizione in assoluto dell'Institutio Astronomica di Gassendi, apparsa per la prima volta a Parigi nel 1647, nonché la prima edizione in terra inglese del Sidereus Nuncius (terza edizione in assoluto) e del Dioptrice di Keplero. L'Institutio Astronomica è considerata come il primo manuale moderno di astronomia; comprende tre sezioni dedicate rispettivamente alla teoria delle sfere, alla teoria astronomica e al confronto tra le idee di Brahe e Copernico. Il Dioptrice (prima edizione: Augusta, 1611) contiene la brillante spiegazione di Keplero su come funzioni un telescopio. Infine il Sidereus Nuncius, pubblicato per la prima volta a Venezia nel 1610 e considerato come il testo fondante dell'astronomia moderna, presenta la scoperta epocale delle fasi lunari e dei satelliti di Giove."Galileo's 'Starry Messenger' contains some of the most important discoveries in scientific literature. Learning in the summer of 1609 that a device for making distant objects seem close and magnified had been brought to Venice from Holland, Galileo soon constructed a spy-glass of his own which he demonstrated to the notables of the Venetian Republic, thus earning a large increase in his salary as professor of mathematics at Padua. Within a few months he had a good telescope, magnifying to 30 diameters, and was in full flood of astronomical observation. Through his telescope Galileo saw the moon as a spherical, solid, mountainous body very like the earth- quite different from the crystalline sphere of conventional philosophy. He saw numberless stars hidden from the naked eye in the constellations and the Milky Way. Above all, he discovered four new 'planets', the satellites of Jupiter that he called (in honor of his patrons at Florence) the Medicean stars. Thus Galileo initiated modern observational astronomy and announced himself as a Copernican" (PMM, 113).Wing, G291 (con la virgola alla riga 3 del titolo); Cinti, 128; Riccardi, I, col. 508; Sotheran, I p. 73 (1448). Nº de ref. de la librería 0000000004525

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Galilei Galileo

Editorial: Padova nella Stamperia del Seminario, appresso Gio. Manfré) 1744 (1744)

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Descripción: Padova nella Stamperia del Seminario, appresso Gio. Manfré) 1744, 1744. 4 volumes. First edition of the complete works or OPERE of Galileo to include the DIALOGO. With an engraved frontispiece and portrait, engraved folding tables, a profusion of woodcut plates and diagrams throughout. 4to , full contemporary Italian vellum, fine contrasting tan and blue morocco lettering labels fully gilt decorated. LXXXVIII-601, (1); (4), 564; 486; (8), 342 (2). A superb set, beautifully preserved, very fresh and clean both inside and out, near as pristine internally and with very pleasant and honest age mellowing to the bindings. The VERY IMPORTANT first edition of Galileo's complete works to include the DIALOGO dei Massimi Sistemi preserving a record of some of the most seminal discoveries in astronomy and the study of motion, as well as the most significant support of the Copernican theory of a heliocentric planetary system--in other words, the embodiment of the "Galilean Revolution." It was the publication of this work, first approved by the Church, but which later led to Galileo’s trial before the Inquisition and sentence to perpetual house arrest. The title was not removed from the "Index librorum prohibitorum" until 1823. In 1610 Galileo published his SIDEREUS NUNCIUS, in which he described the construction of his telescope and his observations using the new instrument. His discoveries did not prove that Copernicus's heliocentric theory was correct, but they did show that geocentric philosophy of Aristotle and the geocentric system proposed by Ptolemy were incorrect, providing strong evidence for the heliocentric theory--an implausible theory which had largely been ignored for sixty years after Copernicus's death. His new support for the Copernican system reopened the controversy, and in 1615 he was officially silenced as regards the truth of astronomy. "The DIALOGO was designed both as an appeal to the great public and as an escape from silence. In the form of an open discussion between three friends--intellectually speaking, a radical, a conservative, and an agnostic--it is a masterly polemic for the new science. It displays all the great discoveries in the heavens which the ancients had ignored; it inveighs against the sterility, willfulness, and ignorance of those who defend their systems; it revels in the simplicity of Copernican thought and, above all, it teaches that the movement of the earth makes sense in philosophy, that is, in physics. Astronomy and the science of motion, rightly understood, says Galileo, are hand in glove. There is no need to fear that the earth's rotation will cause it to fly to pieces" (PMM). Galileo pioneered the study of motion and its mathematical analysis, a field which was taken up by Decartes and Huygens and culminated in the "massive achievements of Newton in dynamics and gravitational astronomy". "Galileo, more than any other man, had introduced the change in our manner of thinking that broke with ancient and led on to modern science. Contributions had also been made by Copernicus, by Vesalius, by Harvey, by Tycho, and by Kepler and others. The share of Galileo, however, is overwhelming.[It] was more than an addition to knowledge. It was more even than an alteration in the conception of the structure of the universe. It was rather a change in mood as to the kind of knowledge that was to be sought. It partook of the nature of a philosophical crisis" (Singer, A HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS, p. 249). The influence of the new mood affected ideas regarding the mechanical world, the extension of the senses, the idea of the universe as mathematical and boundless, and indeed altered the whole world of science and religion. Nº de ref. de la librería 23948

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Gassendi, Pierre (1592-1655); Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630)

Editorial: Henry Dickinson,, London: (1683)

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Descripción: Henry Dickinson,, London:, 1683. 18.3 x 11.8 cm. Octavo: 3 parts in one volume: [16], 199, [1]; 173, [1] p., 4 leaves of plates. Collation: A-N8, O4; A-L8 (including the final blank leaf) Including Two of the Most Important Books in Early Observational Astronomy: Galileo's "Starry Messenger" and Kepler's "Dioptrice" Gassendi's "Institutio Astronomica," has been called the first modern astronomy textbook. It is divided into three sections: the first details the so-called theory of the spheres, the second describes astronomical theory, and the third discusses the conflicting ideas of Brahe and Copernicus. The present edition is important for the inclusion of two seminal works of telescopic astronomy: Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius" (first ed. Venice, 1610), in which announces his discovery of Jupiter's moons, and Kepler's "Dioptrice" (first ed. Augsburg, 1611), Kepler's brilliant explanation of how the telescope works.Galileo's Discoveries with the Telescope:"Galileo's 'Starry Messenger' contains some of the most important discoveries in scientific literature. Learning in the summer of 1609 that a device for making distant objects seem close and magnified had been brought to Venice from Holland, Galileo soon constructed a spy-glass of his own which he demonstrated to the notables of the Venetian Republic, thus earning a large increase in his salary as professor of mathematics at Padua. Within a few months he had a good telescope, magnifying to 30 diameters, and was in full flood of astronomical observation."Through his telescope Galileo saw the moon as a spherical, solid, mountainous body very like the earth- quite different from the crystalline sphere of conventional philosophy. He saw numberless stars hidden from the naked eye in the constellations and the Milky Way. Above all, he discovered four new 'planets', the satellites of Jupiter that he called (in honor of his patrons at Florence) the Medicean stars. Thus Galileo initiated modern observational astronomy and announced himself as a Copernican. (Printing and the Mind of Man)Kepler's Explanation of the Telescope:"In order that the enormous possibilities harbored in the telescope could develop, it was necessary to clear up the theoretical laws by which it worked. And this achievement was reserved solely for Kepler. With the energy peculiar to him, inside of a few weeks, in the months of August and September of the same year, 1610, he composed a book tracing basically once and for all the laws governing the passage of light through lenses and systems of lenses. It is called 'Dioptrice', a word that Kepler himself coined and introduced into optics. [?]"In problem 86 in which he shows 'how with the help of two convex lenses visible objects can be made larger and distinct but inverted' he develops the principle on which the astronomical telescope is based, the discovery of which is thus tied up with his name for all time. Further on follows the research into the double concave lens and the Galilean telescope in which a converging lens is used as objective and a diverging lens as eyepiece. By this suitable combination Kepler discovers the principle of today's telescopic lens. Even this scanty account sows the epoch-making significance of the work. It is not an overstatement to call Kepler the father of modern optics because of it. (Max Caspar, "Kepler", pp. 198-199) Kepler's work is also the first to announce Galileo's discovery that Venus has phases like the moon. Wing G293; Cinti 155; Sotheran, I p. 75 (1476); cf. PMM 113 and Dibner, Heralds of Science, #7 (the 1610 edition). An excellent copy, fresh and beautifully preserved in blind-ruled English calfskin (lower joint starting.) Contemporary signature, "Tho: de Grey". The first title page is printed in red and black. Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius" and Kepler's "Dioptrice" are introduced by separate title pages. The text is illustrated with astronomical woodcuts including images of the moon, showing its uneven, mountainous surface as discerned by Galileo through the telescope an. Nº de ref. de la librería 2776D

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Dialogo . Dove ne i congressi di: GALILEI, Galileo
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Descripción: 'In Fiorenza' [actually Naples, no printer], 1710, 1710. 4to (276 x 200 mm), pp [xii] 458 [30, index]; [ii] 83 [recte 81] [1, blank], title in red and black and with engraved vignette with the device and motto of the Accademia della Crusca, sectional title for second part, numerous woodcut diagrams in text; title a bit dustsoiled, a few occasional minor marginal stains, a very good copy in contemporary vellum. £12,500Unrecorded large-paper copy of the second vernacular edition of Galileo's celebrated Dialogo. This is an important edition as it contains an assembly of texts (see below) including the first Italian printing of Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina, which had been published in Strasbourg in 1636; this is Galileo's famous defence of the independence of science from religion. There is also a reprint of Paolo Foscarini's Lettera . sopra l'opinione de' Pittagorici, e del Copernico. Della mobilita de la terra, e stabilita del sole, e del nuovo Pittagorico sistema del mondo (Naples, 1615), the first Italian work to openly advocate the Copernican theory. This work was condemned by the Inquisition, the printer imprisoned, and all known copies confiscated and burned, in 1616. Further, the teaching by Galileo and others of Copernicanism was condemned, and Copernicus' De revolutionibus was put on the Index. The 1616 Inquisition edict was invoked when Galileo published the Dialogo in 1632. Two further texts are included in this edition, an excerpt from Kepler's preface to the Astronomia nova (1609), and the Inquisition's sentence against Galileo and his abjuration.The Dialogo, which was put on the Index, was omitted from the Opere which appeared in Bologna 1655-6, and also from the Florence 1718 edition of the works. The present printing was unlicensed (hence the false imprint and anonymous printer).This edition was edited by Lorenzo Ciccarelli, under the pseudonym of 'Cellenio Zacclori', and dedicated to Duke Carlo Caraffa-Pacececco. It includes several important and generally unavailable (and at the time prohibited) texts that were not present in the first edition of 1632. These are Galileo, Lettera . scritta alla granduchessa di Toscana, first printed in 1636 (pp 1-35 of the second group of pages); Paolo Antonio Foscarini, Lettera . sopra l'opinione de' Pittagorici, e del Copernico, first printed in 1615 (pp 36-68); followed by Johannes Kepler, 'Perioche ex Introductione in Martem' (pp 69-74); 'Excerptum ex Didaci. Stunica Salmanticensis commentariis in Job, editiones Tolotanae, ap. Joannem Rodricum, Anno 1584 .' (pp 74-76); 'Sententia Cardinalium In Galilaeum et abjuratio eiusdem, excerptae ex J. B. Riccioli Almagesto Novo' (pp 76-80; and 'Abjuratio Galilaei' (pp 80-81). This section was also published separately, from the same type setting (Carli and Favaro 414).The Dialogo is a page-for-page reprint of the first.This is an apparently unknown large-paper issue of the 1710 Dialogo. The copy is some 40 mm higher and 30 mm wider than normal, and the text block is almost twice as thick as the ordinary issue. Carli and Favaro 413; Cinti 168. Nº de ref. de la librería 3533

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Galileo Galilei

Editorial: Lyon: Joan. Antonii Huguetan (1641)

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Descripción: Lyon: Joan. Antonii Huguetan, 1641. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 4to, [16],378,[22]pp. Title page printed in red and black, with extra engraved half-title depicting Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Copernicus and engraved portrait of Galileo. Contemporary calf expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. With blind-tooled emblem of initials HL topped by a crown on both boards. The second Latin edition of Galileo's masterpiece of astronomical literature, his defense of the Copernican system which brought him before the Inquisition. The DIALOGO was designed both as an appeal to the larger public and as an escape from silence. In the form of an open discussion between three friends- a radical, a conservative, and an agnostic- it is a masterly polemic for the new science. It displays all the great discoveries in the heavens which the ancients had ignored; it inveighs against the sterility and ignorance of those who defend their own systems; it revels in the simplicity of Copernican thought; and above all, it teaches that the movement of the earth makes sense in physics. Cinti 109; Riccardi I-513; Honeyman IV-1410. Nº de ref. de la librería 955

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1744 1ed COMPLETE Works of GALILEO Galilei: Galileo Galilei; Giuseppe

Galileo Galilei; Giuseppe Toaldo

Editorial: Padova : nella stamp. del Seminario, appresso G. Manfre, 1744. (1744)

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Descripción: Padova : nella stamp. del Seminario, appresso G. Manfre, 1744., 1744. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1744 1ed COMPLETE Works of GALILEO Galilei Italian Astronomy Illustrated 4v SET first to include the Dialogo / RARE compare@$20,000+ Third collected edition of Galileo's works, the first complete, and the first to include the Dialogo, along with other material published here for the first time. This third edition, edited and annotated by Giuseppe Toaldo, includes for the first time, added as the fourth volume. Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642), was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", and the "father of science". We find this same incredible set for sale elsewhere for $19,300! Main author: Galileo Galilei; Giuseppe Toaldo Title: Opere di Galileo Galilei, divise in quattro tomi, in questa nuova edizione accresciute di molte cose inedite. Published: Padova : nella stamp. del Seminario, appresso G. Manfre, 1744. Language: Italian Notes & content: • 1st edition with fourth volume o 3rd edition based on original 1656 edition • 4 volume set, complete • Beautiful vellum binding • Engraved portrait frontispiece by Zucchi, volume I + folding engraving • Engraved printer’s device on other volumes • COMPLETE with Signatures: v. 1: pi A-4S 4T²; v. 2: pi² A-4A 4B²; v. 3: pi² A-3O 3P² ('3P1' + 3P1); v. 4: a A-2V • COMPLETE with Pagination: v. 1: [8], lxxxviii, [4], 601, [1] pages, [2] leaves of plates (1 folded); v. 2: [4], 564 pages, [1] leaf of plates (a table); v. 3: [4], 486 pages; v. 4: [8], 342, [2] pages. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: collated and entirely complete with all pages Publisher: Padova : nella stamp. del Seminario, appresso G. Manfre, 1744. Size: ~10in X 7.25in (25.5cm x 18cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $15,000 Photos available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1468699984401

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Castelli, Benedetto [Galilei, Galileo]

Editorial: Florence: Cosimo Giunta (1615)

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Descripción: Florence: Cosimo Giunta, 1615. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to, [4],366,5]pp. Last two leaves (errata and register) in expert facsimile. Later full calf with red morocco label. First edition of Galileo's principal text on the controversy over floating bodies. Like several of his polemics of this period, it appeared under the name of a colleague, in this case his pupil and friend Castelli. This work was written as a reply to two attacks by Colombe and Grazia on Galileo's 1612 treatise on floating bodies. Using the concept of moment and the principle of virtual velocities, Galileo extended the scope of Archimedean work beyond purely hydrostatic considerations. His position involved philosophical principles, and was regarded as a challenge to the authority of Aristotle. Galileo in the present reply to his academic critics enlarged both the scientific reasoning behind his position and presented a vigorous philosophical defense of his position. In the section replying to Grazia, Galileo states that he made use of two basic principles: that equal weights moved with equal speed are of like power in their effects, and that greater heaviness of one body could be offset by greater speed of another. The last two leaves completing the errata and giving the registration (here in facsimile) are not found with most copies as recorded by Cinti. Cinti 5; Carli and Favaro 66; Riccardi I-289. Very rare. Nº de ref. de la librería 954

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Galileo Galilei

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Descripción: London: Thomam Dicas, 1663. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Small 8vo,[20],704,[24]pp. With extra engraved half-title depicting Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Copernicus. Contemporary mottled calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine and red morocco label. The first edition of the DIALOGO printed in England. It is Galileo's masterpiece of astronomical literature, his defense of the Copernican system which brought him before the Inquisition. The DIALOGO was designed both as an appeal to the larger public and as an escape from silence. In the form of an open discussion between three friends- a radical, a conservative, and an agnostic- it is a masterly polemic for the new science. It displays all the great discoveries in the heavens which the ancients had ignored; it inveighs against the sterility and ignorance of those who defend their own systems; it revels in the simplicity of Copernican thought; and above all, it teaches that the movement of the earth makes sense in physics. Cinti 140; Riccardi I-513; PMM 128. A very attractive copy of the rare first edition of the DIALOGO printed in England. Nº de ref. de la librería 956

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Opere. In questa nuova editione insieme raccolte,: GALILEI, Galileo

GALILEI, Galileo

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Descripción: Evangelista Dozza, Bologna, 1655. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1655-1656. 4to (228x165 mm); [22], 29-32, [2], 1-48; [8], 1-160; [4], 1-68; [2] 3-48; [2] 3-43 [1]; [2] 3-264 pp. [2], [1] 2-48; [2] 3-60; [2], 53-106; [2], 103-126; [3] 4-7 [1], 1-105, [3], 105-156; [4], 1-127 [1]; [8], 1-179 [1]; [8], 1-238 [i.e. 242], [6] pp. Including half-titles, allegorical frontispiece by Stefano Della Bella, engraved portrait of Galileo by F. Villamoena, double-page engraved plate, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text. Without the first blank in second volume. Paper repairs of a few mm to upper margin of some leaves and repaired tear to inner gutter of portrait (without loss) in first volume; second volume with tear and small hole in O2 affecting one letter and with paper restoration to torn lower corners of F2, T2 and V2 not affecting text, very little occasional spotting and light age-toning. Contemporary full vellum with title in manuscript to spines (spine browned, boards spotted and soiled, some wear to extremities, repair to inner hinges with new endpapers laid down to inner boards, some leaves reinforced at gutter). Illegible ownership inscriptions to title of first volume and half title of second volume. A fine, clean copy with ample margins in original binding. Complete set of all 17 works as called for by Cinti. ---- Cinti 132; Riccardi I, 518; Houzeau -Lancaster I, 3386; Honeyman 1418; Roller -G. I, 433; Wellcome III, 83. First and rare edition of Galileo's collected works, edited by Carlo Manolessi and dedicated to Grand Duke Ferdinand II. According to Riccardi it contains a number of pieces here published for the first time. Most of these are letters to various friends and opponents, discussing questions raised by his published works. Both The Dialogo and Letter to Christiana are listed on the index 'librorum prohibitorum' and were thus not included in the Opere. Copies as here with all parts listed by Cinti, are very rare, because the first buyer arranged the selection of parts as he desired. Content: Vol. 1: 1. Lettera di Maffeo Barberini sequita dalla Advlatio perniciosa; Le operationi, del compasso geometrico e militare di Galileo Galilei; 2. Usus et fabrica circini cuiusdam proportionis, per quem omnia . problemata facili negotio resoluuntur. Ppera et studio Balthasaris Capre. explicata; 3. Difesa di Galileo Galilei. Contro alle calunie & imposture di Baldessar Capra.; 4. Discorso. intorno alle cose, che stanno su? l'acqua, o? che in quella si muouono. Di Galileo Galilei.; 5. Annotationi di Mattia Bernaggeri [sic] soptr ?nstrumento delle proportioni del sig. Galileo Galilei; 6. Della scienza mechanic . o[n]pera del signor Galileo Galilei . La bilancetta del signore Galileo Galilei.; 7. Discorso apologetico di Lodovico dell Colombe, d'intorno al Discorso del 5. Galileo Gallei, circa le cose, che stanno su? l'acqua. Vol. 2: 8. De tribus cometis anni M. DC. XVIII, disputatio astronomica.; 9. Discorso delle comete di Mario Guiducci; 10. Sydereus nuncius magna, longeque admirabilia specula pandens.; 11. Continuatione del Nuntio sidereo di Galileo Galilei linceo.; 12. Lettera al. Tarquinio Galluzzi, di Mario Guiducci.; 13. Lettere del sig. Galileo Galilei al padre Christoforo Grienberger,.; 14. Istoria e dimostrationi intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti.; 15. Risposta alle oppositioni del sig. Lodovico delle Columbe e del sig. Vincenzo di Gratia, contro al trattato del. sig. Galileo, Galelei, dell cose che stanno su? l'acqua.; 16. Il Saggiatore. dal signor Galileo Galilei; Discorsi e Dimostrationi matematiche.; 17. Discorsi, e dimostrationi matematiche . del signor Galileo. Nº de ref. de la librería 001999

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Descripción: Heredi del Dozza 1655-1656, Bologna, 1655. 2 volumes, 4to (231x166 mm). Engraved frontispiece by Stefano Della Bella, portrait of Galileo by Villamena, one folding plate, woodcut headpieces, initials, illustration and diagrams. Occasional light browning, minor spotting or soiling in places, 4 leaves misbound, long restored tear to pp.79/80 in Delle macchie solari, two marginal restorations in blank margin but overall a very fine and tall copy in contemporary Italian vellum over boards, manuscript title on spines. The Saint Office’s conviction and resulting order that no writing by the scientist from Pisa whether already published or not, could be published had strengthened in Galileo the resolve to edit personally a collection of his writings, to be published outside Italy. Towards the end of 1634, the French mathematician Pierre Carcaville, during a visit to Arcetri, offered to treat in person and at his costs, a collection of Galileo’s writings. Galileo welcomed the proposal and he himself sent to Carcavilla his "not to be published" writings to be included in the collection, advising on the edition. Then, almost all at once, the talks between Carcaville and him broke off and the project seemed to be halted definitively. The reason is to be found in the new negotiations that Galileo, through Fulgenzio Micanzio, had commenced with Lodewijk Elzevir whom, precisely at that time, was tending to the publication of the Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche. Again this time Galileo, eager to fulfill his desire to publish a collection of his complete works, enthusiastically embarked on the undertaking and involved Marco Ambrogetti as well, giving him the task of translating his works into Latin, to make them more easily accessible to foreign scholars. In the autumn of 1637 the translations had been completed and Galileo himself informed Lodewijk Elzevir, who in turn declared himself ready to commence publication. Once more, nonetheless, for reasons we ignore, the talks were interrupted: as a consequence, Galileo’s desire to gather his complete works in one sole edition faded away. After the Master’s death, his last and devoted disciple, Vincenzo Viviani, set about looking for Galilean writings and documents. He made a request to his colleagues and co-disciples, with the purpose of realizing a great edition of Galileo’s works, to include also an account of Galileo’s life, which he had personally written upon the request of prince Leopoldo de’ Medici. Viviani did not succeed in his intent to realize this collection, and therefore most of the materials were sent to the courageous publisher Carlo Manolessi: actually, the publication of Galileo’s writings was viewed with great suspicion by the ecclesiastic authorities, even though only the Dialogo and the Lettera a Cristina di Lorena were banned; in addition to this, in 1644 Manolessi himself had been condemned to three years of imprisonment because of his possession of forbidden books in his workshop. This edition constitutes the basis for the edition of Bolonia, 1655-1656. "Questa prima edizione curata dal Manolessi, sebbene assai meno copiosa delle susseguenti, è di Crusca, ed è tuttavia tenuta in grande estimazione: la idea da lui avuta di comprendervi alcuni scritti degli oppositori di Galileo creò, è ben vero, un antecedente che doveva pesare sulle edizioni posteriori ma ad ogni modo fu ottimo partito, poiché la conoscenza di molti tra essi è indispensabile a comprendere le repliche del nostro filosofo" (A. Favaro, Per l’edizione nazionale delle opere di Galileo Galilei , Firenze 1888 p.10). Cinti 132; Riccardi, I 518-519; Carli e Favaro 251. Nº de ref. de la librería 032

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Le operazioni del compasso geometrico et militare: GALILEI, Galileo

GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: Padua, Paolo Frambotti, 1649 (1649)

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Descripción: Padua, Paolo Frambotti, 1649, 1649. 4to (235 x 172 mm), pp [viii] 80, with large folding engraved plate and several geometrical diagrams in text; a fine, crisp, unpressed, and uncut copy in contemporary carta rustica. £8500A superlative copy of the scarce third edition of Le Operazioni del Compasso Geometrico, containing an enlarged illustration of Galileo's sector for measuring and swiftly computing distances and mathematical problems. The original edition, published in 1606 and Galileo's first printed book of significance, did not contain an illustration of his 'proportional compass', probably because of the likelihood that it would be pirated.About 1596 Galileo invented a remarkably useful instrument, the geometrical and military compass. The device, a sort of primitive analogue computer, bears nine sets of lines or scales for calculating cube roots, square roots, interest rates, circle squaring, etc. Its object was to greatly reduce computations in the measurement of distance, as well as to extract roots and perform other mathematical functions 'on the fly'. It required three fundamental operations: setting the separation of the arms; taking the distance from the pivot to a point along one of its scales; and taking the crosswise distance between a point and the corresponding point on the other arm.Galileo envisaged his instrument as of use in both civil surveying and military fortification, and it was deliberately published in the Tuscan vernacular for the benefit of both audiences. The sector was particularly useful in 'measurement by sight' applications (described on pp 62-80), allowing the user to compute heights and distances on the same instrument he used to sight them with. 'One of the immediate consequences was that topographical surveying and mapping of terrain became possible for anyone interested, no longer requiring trained specialists' (Drake).The instrument proved to be much in demand, and the inventor established a workshop in his own house at Padova for its manufacture. As is well documented, the 'compass' was copied and plagiarized by others, notably one Baldassare Capra, and in 1606 Galileo published Le Operazioni del Compasso to vindicate his claim to the invention by describing its construction and use. This was his first significant work to appear in print and is very rare. Only 60 copies of this first edition were printed and probably only a dozen or so have survived.It should be noted that Galileo's 'compass', now called the sector, has been manufactured from Galileo's day right up to the present time. No previously known device had accomplished anything quite like it, although mechanical aids to calculation had appeared earlier in various forms. Something of the importance to society of such an invention as Galileo's, noted Stillman Drake, can be grasped from the modern introduction of the pocket electronic computer. It completely revolutionized the way people, from princes to land surveyors, calculated complex mathematical problems without pencil and paper and, in so doing, democratized practical mathematics.Riccardi's editions of 1619 and 1641 would appear to be ghosts; I cannot find any other record of them. Cinti states that the plate mark in the 1640 second edition, the first appearance of the illustration, measured 119 x 345 cm to the plate mark, but I can find no evidence of this. It is probably a setting error, because the true dimensions should be 228/9 x 340 mm according to copies I have checked. The plate mark in the 1649 edition measures ca 25 x 36.3 cm so the two are clearly different, unless the original plate had been cut. Also Cinti mentions a 'n.1' engraved in the margin, but the plate in this copy is not numbered. Carli and Favaro 228; Cinti 122; Tomash and Williams G13; cf also Drake's translation with foreword and notes (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978). Nº de ref. de la librería 3771

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1718 COMPLETE Works of GALILEO Galilei Italian: Galileo Galilei; Giuseppe

Galileo Galilei; Giuseppe Toaldo

Editorial: In Firenze : [Nella stamp. di S.A.R. per Gio. Gaetano Tartini, e Santi Franchi], MDCCXVIII [1718] (1718)

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Descripción: In Firenze : [Nella stamp. di S.A.R. per Gio. Gaetano Tartini, e Santi Franchi], MDCCXVIII [1718], 1718. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1718 COMPLETE Works of GALILEO Galilei Italian Astronomy Illustrated 3v SET Famous Firenze 2nd edition with Sidereus Nuncius This 2nd edition includes such epoch-making titles as the Sidereus Nuncius, the treatise on the proportional compass – generally considered the forerunner of the modern calculator. Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642), was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", and the "father of science". Main author: Galileo Galilei; Giuseppe Toaldo Title: Opere di Galileo Galilei, divise in quattro tomi, in questa nuova edizione accresciute di molte cose inedite. Published: In Firenze : [Nella stamp. di S.A.R. per Gio. Gaetano Tartini, e Santi Franchi], MDCCXVIII [1718] Language: Italian Notes & content: • 1st edition (2nd edition since original) o Updated contents including, for the first time, Galileo’s treatise on probability “Sopra la scoperte dei dadi,” commentary on this treatise, as well as letters from supporters and antagonists. – [tome 3] • 3 volume set, complete • Beautiful vellum binding – decorative spine labels • Engraved portrait frontispiece, volume I + folding plate • Engraved printer’s device on other volumes • COMPLETE with Signatures: v. 1: [a] b-g h A-2Q 2R¹ chi1; v. 2: pi A-2Y 2Z²; v. 3: pi ( -pi4) A-2G 2H [maltese cross]-3[maltese cross] • COMPLETE with Pagination:. 1: [6], viii, viii-cxii, 384, 369-628, [2] pages, [2] leaves of plates (1 folded); v. 2: [8], 722, [2] pages; v. 3: [6], 484, [52] pages (last 2 pages blank). FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: collated and entirely complete with all pages Publisher: In Firenze : [Nella stamp. di S.A.R. per Gio. Gaetano Tartini, e Santi Franchi], MDCCXVIII [1718] Size: ~10.75in X 7.75in (27.5cm x 19.5cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $10,000 Photos available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1468698734586

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Dialgus de Systemate Mundi, Systema Cosmicum: Galilei, Galileo

Galilei, Galileo

Editorial: Lyons: Jean-Antoine Huguetan the elder (1641)

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Descripción: Lyons: Jean-Antoine Huguetan the elder, 1641. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Scarce second Latin edition of Galileo's revolutionary "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems," published one year before Galileo's death. Any of Galileo's publications appearing during his lifetime have a special significance. Two important appendices by Kepler and Foscarini on the conflict between science and the bible were added for the Latin edition. Foscarini's Lettera was condemned by the Inquisition, the printer imprisoned, and all known copies confiscated and burned in 1616. It was the first Italian work to openly advocate the Copernican theory. A milestone of of modern science. The Dialogo presents the summation of Galileo's astronomical thought, and his controversial support of the Copernican view of the solar system based on observed fact instead of scripture. A turning point in the history of human intelligence, a pivot that continues to this day. Quarto, textblock measures 23 cm by 18 cm, (very large, possibly untrimmed example, rare thus). Later 17th century limp vellum with manuscript title to spine. [16], 377, [23] pages. Collated and COMPLETE. Extra engraved title page. full page engraved portrait of Galileo. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Galileo's historic formulation of the scientific method owes much to his background in music. His father, a tuner of musical instruments, taught Galileo that the key to tuning an instrument was listening to the sounds made by the instrument, not looking in a book about music. Galileo applied the same principle to observing the skies with the newly discovered telescope, and determined that Copernicus's theory of the earth moving around the sun was supported by the evidence. Modern science was born, out of music. Nº de ref. de la librería 1507103

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Systema cosmicum. in quo quatuor dialogis, de: GALILEI, Galileo

GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: D. Hauttius for the Elzevirs [at Leiden], Strasbourg (1635)

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Descripción: D. Hauttius for the Elzevirs [at Leiden], Strasbourg, 1635. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (184 x 142 mm), [16], 495 [1], [24] pp. Engraved frontispiece, full-page engraved portrait by Jacob van der Heyden, woodcut diagrams. Final leaf of errata. Engraved title trimmed at lower margin just cutting into the last line with printer's place, portrait of Galileo slightly trimmed at fore-margin but otherwise fine, text lightly browned throughout as usual, minor spotting in places. 18th-century mottled calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments (hinges and corners restored, spine rebacked using most of the original leather), original endpapers present. Provenance: Gordon W. Jones, M.D., Falmouth, Virginia (old bookplate to front pastedown). Except for the slight trimming of the engraved title and portrait a fine, unmarked copy with adequate margins of the text leaves throughout. Honeyman IV 1409; Horblit 18c, Dibner 8; Carli-Favaro 32 (148); Caspar 11 (88); Cinti 196 (96); Riccardi I 512. - First Latin and first international edition of Galileo's enormously influential Dialogo demonstrating the validity of the Copernican heliocentric theory over the Ptolemaic theory of the solar system. It was the only major work of Galileo published outside Italy during his lifetime and made a huge impact outside professional scientific circles. If ordinary educated non-Italians read no other Galileo, they read this edition of this text. This edition also influenced generations of scientists outside Italy, among them Mersenne and Gassendi in France, Kepler in Germany and Wilkins and Wallis in England. Galileo's Dialogo is the summation of his ideas, presented in a didactic dialogue. It is a philosophical debate that takes place over four days between three speakers, Salviati (ie. Galileo), Sagredo and Simplicio (both Simplicius the commentator on Aristotle, and 'simplicio' ie. simple or naïve). Salivati puts forward the case for the heliocentric Copernican system and Simplicio puts forward the Aristotelian view. Sagrado, a Venetian nobleman, is the layman who is willing to learn from the other two (but who always agrees with Salivati in the end). The first day is concerned with the principles of motion, which in the second day is extended to include the earth's motion on a daily basis and the principle of relativity in observed motion. The third day treats of the sun's annual motion around the earth, which contains some pro-Copernican arguments, and the fourth gives us Galileo's idea that the ebb and flow of tides is due to the motion of the earth. The text closes with the editio princeps of Kepler's 'Perioche' and a long letter of Foscarini on the opinions of Pittagorichi and Copernicus.' The Dialogue has been described as "the story of the mind of Galileo." The book reveals Galileo as physicist and astronomer, sophisticate and sophist, polemicist and polished writer. Unlike the works of Copernicus and Kepler, the 'Dialogue' was a book for the educated public not just specialists, hence this edition's huge importance. In 1616 the Vatican declared the theories of Copernicus to be "foolish and absurd" and "formally heretical." De Revolutionibus was not banned but changes had to be made to the text, notably the removal of references to the compatibility of the ideas of Copernicus with scripture. Galileo was warned by the Pope not to continue defending the views of Copernicus, to which he acquiesced. In 1623 Maffeo Barberini became Pope. He had written a poem in praise of Galileo's telescopic discoveries and Galileo felt he might now be more receptive to his ideas. Galileo presented a copy of his Il Saggiatore to the Pope in which he ridiculed the Aristotelian views of Horatio Grassi and argued that scientific investigation should not be hindered by reliance on authority. The Pope enjoyed the book and this emboldened Galileo to ask for permission to publish his theories about tides. The Pope agreed on certain conditions. First, no mention was to be made to tides in the title as this would give too much prominenc. Nº de ref. de la librería 002304

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GALILEI, GALILEO,

Editorial: Lugduni [Lyon], Sumptibus Ioan. Antonii. Huguetan, 1641. (1641)

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Descripción: Lugduni [Lyon], Sumptibus Ioan. Antonii. Huguetan, 1641., 1641. (23 x 16.5 cm). Small 4to. (XVI)+377+(22) pp. Complete with additional engraved title, title in red and black with engraved publisher's device, engraved portrait by C. Audran, woodcut diagrams in text. Index, errata-leaf. Hardcover. Contemp. limp vellum. (Vellum a bit wrinkled; few worm holes in inner hinges; early inscription on both titles, few scattered lib. stamps, incl. on both titles, outer topcorners of last 40 pages waterstained, some browning throughout). * Second Latin edition (first was published in Strasbourg in 1635) of Galilei's Dialogo (Florence 1632), most famous defense of the Copernican heliocentric theory of the solar system, translated from the Italian by Matthias Bernegger. Incl. two appendices: "Perioche ex introductione in Martem Ioannis Kepleri ." & "Epistola R.P.M. Pauli Antonii Foscarini Carmelitani circa Pythagoricorum, & Copernici opinionem de mobilitate terrae et stabilitate solis: et de novo systemate seu constitutione mundi: in qua Sacrae Scripturae auctoritates, & theologicae propositiones, communiter aduersus hanc opinionem adductae conciliantur". - Provenance: Bibliothèque Lycée Impérial d'Avignon. Nº de ref. de la librería 60457

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