Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno à due nuove scienze attenenti alla Mecanica & i Movimenti Locali con una Appendice del centro di gravità dalcuni Solidi.
Descripción: Hard cover. Woodcut device on title & numerous attractive woodcut illus. & diagrams in the text. , 314 (misnumbered 306),  pp. Small 4to, very attractive antique red morocco (a bit of foxing), panelled in gilt with gilt fleurons in each corner, triple gilt fillets round sides, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Leyden: appresso gli Elzevirii, 1638. First edition, and a very fresh copy, of Galileos last and greatest work; it is the first modern textbook of physics and the foundation of modern mechanics. "The two sciences with which the book principally deals are the engineering science of strength of materials and the mathematical science of kinematics Galileos Two New Sciences underlies modern physics not only because it contains the elements of the mathematical treatment of motion, but also because most of the problems that came rather quickly to be seen as problems amenable to physical experiment and mathematical analysis were gathered together in this book with suggestive discussions of their possible solution."D.S.B., V, p. 245. A very fine copy. Old stamp carefully erased from blank portion of final leaf. ? Dibner, Heralds of Science, 141. Evans, First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 27. Horblit 36. Printing & the Mind of Man 130. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 129-30. Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 75. Nº de ref. de la librería JHABES2518
Dialogo.sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano proponendo indeterminatamente le ragioni filosofiche, e naturali tanto per l'una, quanto per l'altra parte.
Descripción: Florence Per Gio: Batista Landini, 1632. Galileos Proof of the Copernican System. A Very Tall Copy GALILEI, Galileo. Dialogo.sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano; Proponendo indeterminatamente le ragioni filosofiche, e naturali tanto per luna, quanto per laltra parte. Florence: Per Gio: Batista Landini, 1632. First edition of Galileos most celebrated and controversial work. Quarto (9 1/16 x 6 1/2 inches; 230 x 165 mm.). , 458, [2, errata], [30, index] pp. Bound without the final blank leaf. With the printed correction slip pasted in the margin of the verso of F6 (p. 92). Engraved title by Stefano della Bella, fourth state, with the artists signature present; sized and mounted (no loss whatsoever). Woodcut diagrams in the text. Woodcut printers device on title. Late eighteenth-century quarter dark red roan over marbled boards. Vellum tips. Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Some light foxing and browning to a few gatherings. A few marginal paper flaws. Front joint starting. Bookplate of Albert May Todd, an internationally known book collector and benefactor of the Todd Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College, Michigan, on the front pastedown (along with one other armorial bookplate). An excellent and very tall copy, with many of the leaves uncut. Housed in a custom quarter red morocco clamshell, gilt-stamped. "Eight years after Pope Paul V had forbidden him to teach Copernican theory, Galileo received permission from a new Pope, Urban VIII, to discuss Copernican astronomy in a book, so long as that book provided equal and impartial discussions of the Church-approved Ptolemaic system. Galileos Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems held to the letter of this command: the device of the dialogue, between a spokesman for Copernicus, one for Ptolemy and Aristotle, and an educated layman, allowed Galileo to remain technically uncommitted. After the books publication, however, Urban took offense at what he felt to be its jibes against himself and ordered Galileo to brought before the Inquisition in Rome. Galileo was condemned to permanent house arrest and forced to abjure all Copernican heresy" (Norman Library). "If it was not exactly written in defiance of the Inquisition, it was composed with the deliberate intention of bamboozling the censors and of outwitting Galileos clerical enemies. The censors were the more easy to deceive; after the book was published Galileos enemies dragged him to Rome in 1633, set him before the Inquisition, and forced him to abjure all that the Dialogo professed.The book itself remained on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum until 1823.In 1615 [Galileo] 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 friendsintellectually speaking, a radical, a conservative, and an agnosticit 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. Astronomy and the science of motion, rightly understood, says Galileo, are hand in glove. There is no need to fear that the earths rotation will cause it to fly to pieces.The Dialogo, far more than any other work, made the heliocentric system a commonplace" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Cinti 89. Dibner 8. Grolier/Horblit 18c. Norman Library 858. Printing and the Mind of Man 128. HBS 66501. $95,000. Nº de ref. de la librería 66501
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
Risposta alle Opposizioni del S. Lodovico delle Colombe, e del S. Vincenzo di Grazia, contro al Trattato di Sig Galileo Galilei, delle cose che stanno sù l'Acqua, ò che in quella si muovono.
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
Descripción: Florence: Giovanni Batista Landini, 1632., 1632. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION of Galileos defense of the Copernican system; his most famous work and of profound historical and scientific influence. Florence: Giovanni Batista Landini, 1632. Without the famous engraved frontispiece. Many copies were originally issued without the frontispiece; this copy has a frontispiece supplied in facsimile by noted Galileo scholar Owen Gingerich. Provenance: With Harvard Library bookplate and stamps. Occasional browning (much less than usual); text with exceptionally large margins. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-11488348997
Il Saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquisita si ponderano le cose contenute nella Libra Astronomica.di Lotario Sarsi.
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 Galileos "scientific manifesto," and is certainly one of the most celebrated polemics in the history of physical science. It is the first of Galileos works written after the Inquisitons 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; LAccademia 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
Discorso al Serenissimo Don Cosimo II¿Intorno alle cose, che Stanno in su l¿acqua, o che in quella si muovono.
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
Systema cosmicum . in quo quatuor dialogis, de duobus maximis mundi systematibus, Ptolemaico et Copernicano
Descripción: D. Hauttius for the Elzevirs, Strasbourg, 1635. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (193x152 mm), [xvi], 495, [xxv] pp. Engraved frontispiece, full-page engraved portrait by Jacob van der Heyden, woodcut diagrams. Final leaf of errata. Engraved title with paper repair to right margin (not touching text), pages browned throughout as usual, 6 leaves with marginal unobtrusive repairs, Dd3 with small marginal hole, occasional annotations and markings in old hand. Contemporary vellum (repairs to spine and corners, lower cover with small stains). Provenance: old stamp to title, Lewis Einstein (booklabel to back of title page). A fine copy, collated complete. --- 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 prominence to a phenomenum which was used as evidence that the Earth moved. Second, Galileo was to state that this was only one of the ways in which the tides could have been created. The 'Dialogo' was the result. Nº de ref. de la librería 001634
Opere di Galileo Galilei linceo nobile fiorentino, Già Lettore delle Matematiche nelle Università di Pisa, e di Padova, di poi Sopraordinario nello Studio di Pisa. Primario Filosofo e matematico del serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana. In questa nuoua editione insieme raccolte, e di varij Trattati dellistesso Autore non più stampati accresciute. Al Serenissimo Ferdinando II Gran Duca di Toscana.
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, Galileos friend and disciple, including a number of Galileos 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. , 48, 48, , 160, , 68, 127, , 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. , 60, , 104, , 105-156, 48, , 179, , , 53-106, , 103-126, , 238 (i.e. 242), . 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
Dialogo. sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo Tolemaico e Copernicano¿ Accresciuto di una Lettera dello stesso, non più stampata, e di vari Trattati di più Autori¿
Descripción: np, Florence [ie. Naples], 1710. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. [17 x 23.5 cm], (6) ff., 458 pp., (15) ff., (1) f. title, 83 (ie 81) pp., including title in red and black with large engraved emblematic vignette. With numerous geometrical illustrations in text. Bound in contemporary [?] stiff vellum with ¿Galilei Opere Tom. IV¿ gilt on spine, edges of leaves sprinkled. Three small wormholes and and a few small spots to spine, small dampstain to front cover, hinges a bit weak. Title faintly toned with marginal waterstain to foot, and small cancel replacing early ownership inscription, not affecting text; some very light scattered foxing throughout. A large, clean copy. Excellent Second Italian edition of one of the great landmarks in the history of astronomy and an essential component of any Galileo collection: Galileo's validation of the Copernican heliocentric system for which he was tried before the Inquisition, condemned as a heretic and forced to abjure the theories expressed in this work. The work was omitted from the standard collected edition of the Opera (1656/55) and no Italian language edition was available after the first of 1632. (The work was officially suppressed after Galileo¿s condemnation in 1633 and first appeared on the Index of prohibited books in 1664.) Presented as an ostensibly objective discussion between advocates of the Ptolemaic-Aristotelian and the Copernican systems trying to win the support of an educated layman, Galileo¿s Dialogo ¿displays all the great discoveries in the heavens which the ancients had ignored; it inveighs against the sterility, wilfulness, and ignorance of those who defended 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¿ (PMM). The volume also includes Galileo¿s letter to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany explaining the relation between science and Scripture, the letter to Foscarini on the Copernican theory, the text of the Cardinal¿s sentence against him and his abjuration. The binding of the present copy, whose spine is gilt with the title ¿Galilei Opere Tom. IV,¿ was almost certainly commissioned by the publisher or its owner to accompany the three-volume edition of Galileo¿s collected works (Florence 1718), which was printed WITHOUT the Dialogo and Lettera¿. Alla Granduchessa¿. A false Florentine imprint, the Neapolitan publisher remains unknown, as do the precise circumstances behind the publication, though it should probably be linked to the waning power of the Church¿s prohibition in the face of strong commercial interests as well as to the gradual rehabilitation of Galileo in 18th C Italy, evinced, among other events, by the eventual transfer of the astronomer¿s remains to the family tomb in Santa Croce in the early 1730¿s. Though there were several intervening Latin translations of the Dialogo, this is only the second appearance of the original text. * Cinti 168; Carli & Favoro 413; PMM 128. Nº de ref. de la librería 4675
Mathematical Discourses Concerning Two New Sciences Relating To Mechanicks and Local Motion, in Four Dialogues.
Descripción: For J. Hooke, London: 1730., 1730. 4to. A4, b2, B-3P4, 3Q6. xi, (1), 360, 369-497, (3)p. Contemporary polished calf, rebacked and restored, title in gilt on red label to spine. Title page in red and black ink, pagination numbers 361-68 omitted (as usual), very faint dampstain to lower right corner of book, some dampstaining to inner margin at end of book. Pencil note to 2A3, outer margin. Corner torn away to 2C3, 3H3, 3A3, no text affect (3A3 also with clean tear at top, no affect). Few light stains. Bookplate ÒRoyal Military Academy Library.Ó Contemporary presentation inscription to first blank, ÒPresented to the Royal Artillery LibraryÓ. Small contemporary ownerÕs signature to title pages ÒJohn Mair?Ó Includes errata and ads. Despite minor flaws, a great copy of a very rare and important book. Numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, one plate (p.436). First obtainable English edition. Only one copy of the complete original English edition (1665) known to exist. Recognized as the first modern textbook of physics and the foundation of the modern science of mechanic. The first translation into English of the work appeared in Vol. II, Part 1 of Thomas Salusbury's Mathematical Collections and Translations in Two Parts. However, nearly all copies of that volume, published in 1665, were consumed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, with only about ten copies of Vol. II, Part I being known to have survived, and only one copy of Vol. II, Part II believed extant. Realistically this (1730 edition) is the earliest copy obtainable. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian scientist who formulated the basic law of falling bodies, which he verified by careful measurements. He constructed a telescope with which he studied lunar craters, and discovered four moons revolving around Jupiter and espoused the Copernican cause. ÒThe Mathematical Discourses and Demonstrations is now considered by most scientists as GalileoÕs greatest work. It was upon his (GalileoÕs) foundation that Huygens, Newton and others were able to erect the frame of the science of dynamics, and to extend its range (with the concept of universal gravitation) to the heavenly bodiesÓ - PMM 130. ÒThe title of his final work, Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Concerning Two New Sciences (generally known in English by the last three words), hardly conveys a clear idea of its organization and contents. The two sciences with which the book principally deals are the engineering science of strength of materials and the mathematical science of kinematics. The first, as Galileo presents it, is founded on the law of the lever; breaking strength is treated as a branch of statics. The second has its basis in the assumption of uniformity and simplicity in nature, complemented by certain dynamic assumptions. Galileo is clearly uncomfortable about the necessity of borrowing anything from mechanics in his mathematical treatment of motion. A supplementary justification for that procedure was dictated later by the blind Galileo for inclusion in future editions. Of the four dialogues contained in the book, the last two are devoted to the treatment of uniform and accelerated motion and the discussion of parabolic trajectories. The first two deal with problems related to the constitution of matter; the nature of mathematics; the place of experiment and reason in science; the weight of air; the nature of sound; the speed of light; and other fragmentary comments on physics as a whole. Thus Galileo's Two New Sciences underlies modern physics not only because it contains the elements of the mathematical treatment of motion, but also because most of the problems that came rather quickly to be seen as problems amenable to physical experiment and mathematical analysis were gathered together in this book with suggestive discussions of their possible solution. Philosophical considerations as such were minimized.Ó - History of Science Collection, Linda Hall Library. ÒGalileoÕs last work represents the first systematic attem. Nº de ref. de la librería 20646
Systema cosmicum: in quo dialogis IV. de duobus maximis mundi systematibus, Ptolemaico et Copernicano.
Descripción: Jean-Antoine Huguetan the elder, Lyon, 1641. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Systema cosmicum: in quo dialogis IV. de duobus maximis mundi systematibus, Ptolemaico et Copernicano, translated from Italian by Matthias Bernegger (1582-1640). Lyons: Jean-Antoine Huguetan the elder, 1641. 4to (228 x 173mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece by C. Audran. Engraved additional title, title printed in red and black with engraved publisher's device. Woodcut illustrations and diagrams. With errata leaf 3D4. Variable spotting and browning, portrait and additional title skilfully repaired and reinserted, some leaves with repaired marginal tears and worming sometimes affecting catchwords. 17th-century English speckled calf, covers with blind-ruled borders, spine gilt in compartments with morocco lettering-piece, red edges (lightly chipped and scuffed, cracking on joints, rejointed, neat repairs to corners). Provenance: Sir William Dawes, Bt (1671-1724, chaplain in ordinary to King William III and Queen Anne, and Archbishop of York, bookplate on verso of title dated 1704). ---- Carli and Favaro 180; Cinti 109; Riccardi I, 1, 512, no. 10, 5. - Second Latin edition of the Dialogo, the summation of Galileo's astronomical work, and his celebrated advancement of the Copernican system in the form of an irrefutable hypothesis. The inconclusive debate on the subject between three participants which Pope Urban VIII had expected was hardly evident in the sure reasoning of Salviati, the pointed questioning of Sagredo, and the feeble responses of Simplicio (a figure sometimes equated with the Pope himself). While the hypothetical nature of the argument should not be forgotten, Galileo's book '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). The Italian first edition (Florence: 1632) was banned by the Pope and withdrawn from circulation shortly after publication, leading to the author's trial and imprisonment a year later; it was followed by the first Latin edition, published in Strasbourg in 1635, which was translated by the history professor and mathematics enthusiast Matthias Bernegger at Galileo's request. Two important appendices by Kepler and Foscarini concerning the debate over the compatibility of the theory of the earth's movement with Scripture were also added to Galileo's text by Bernegger. Nº de ref. de la librería 001801
Quinto Libro degli Elementi d¿Euclide ovvero Scienza Universale delle Proporzioni Spiegata colla Dottrina del Galileo .
Descripción: alla Condotta, 1674. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall.  ff., (8), 149 pp, (3), 153-230 pp., 231-232 ff., 233-284 pp., 2 folding engraved plates. bound with [VIVIANI, Vincenzo]. Enodatio Problematum universis geometris Propositorum [¿] Praemissis, horum occasione, Tentamentis Variis ad Solutionem illustris veterum Problematis De Anguli Trisectione. Florence, Gugliantini, 1677.  ff, (6), 63 pp., 4 folding engraved plates. With presentation inscription to verso of half-title of first work signed by Viviani. Bound in contemporary calf with spine in six compartments. A wonderfully fresh copy, light toning and foxing to one or two leaves, otherwise excellent. First complete edition (second; first 1674, see below) of this important Galileianum, an assembly of previously unpublished writings by Galileo, together with texts by Torricelli and Viviani himself, inscribed by Viviani to an unknown (scored) receipient. Vincenzo Viviani resided with Galileo at Arectri from October 1639 as his pupil, amanuensis, and assistant, and together with Torricelli, spent the last months of Galileo¿s life with him recording the master¿s final meditations on the relationship between mathematics and physics. The first chapter of this work, a dialogue entitled ¿Quinto Libro degli Elementi d¿Euclide. spiegata colla Dottrina del Galileo¿ was dictated by Galileo to Torricelli in November 1641. (Galileo died January 9, 1642.) Though on his deathbed, it was to be the beginning of still another book continuing the discussion between his three old interlocutors from the Two New Sciences. In this dialogue, printed here and edited from a manuscript given to Viviani by Cardinal De¿ Medici, Galileo reflects upon two definitions found in Euclid¿s Elements, ¿same ratio¿ and ¿compound ratio,¿ which were ¿the two most important keys taken from antiquity in creating Galileo¿s mathematical physics, so that his exposition of them as the last act of his scientific career reflected his earliest scientific steps at Pisa and Padua. Like the Leaning Tower affair, this dialogue linked his last days with his first; Galileo had come full circle¿ (Drake, p. 421). As a young man, Galileo was profoundly influenced by the Elements, especially Books Five and Six which contained the Eudoxian theory of proportion. ¿The importance of the Eudoxian proportion theory to Galileo¿s science cannot be exaggerated. Until the application of algebra to the general solution of geometrical (as well as arithmetical) problems, not achieved until after Galileo¿s work was completed, rigorous connection of mathematics with physical events was possible only through some theory of proportionality. Eudoxian theory establishing proportionality between continuous magnitudes was essential to any great advance over medieval physics¿ (Drake, p. 4). Viviani ¿with the rigor and prolixity of the ancients¿devoted an appendix to geometric problems, among which was one on the trisection of an angle, solved by the use of the cylindrical spiral or of a cycloid; another was the problem of duplicating the cube, solved by means of conics or of the cubic xy2 =k¿ (DSB). . Nº de ref. de la librería 4910
Dialogo. Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano. In questa seconda impressione accresciuto di una lettera e di vari trattatti di più autori. (Hrsg. von L. Ciccarelli, Pseud.: Cellenio Zacclori). 2 Bde. in 1 Band. Florenz (d. i. Neapel), o. Dr. 1710. 4°. 6 Bll., 458 S., 15 S., 1 Bl., 83 (recte 81) S. mit gestoch. Titelvign. und zahlr. Textholzschnitten, Prgt. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.
Descripción: Cinti 168 - Parenti 86 - Gamba 476 - Riccardi I, 512: "Raro." - Wellcome III, 83 - Graesse III, 15 - Brunet II, 1462 - vgl. Sparrow 74, Dibner 8, Horblit 18c u. Carter-M. 128 (zur ersten Ausgabe).- Zweite Ausgabe des berühmten Dialogs über die beiden Weltsysteme, der zuerst 1632 in Florenz erschienen war und beschlagnahmt worden ist.- Die Verteidigung des kopernikanischen Systems hatte bekanntermaßen zur Vorladung Galileis nach Rom geführt, wo er zum Widerruf gezwungen worden ist. Auch die zweite, um den Brief Galileis an die Großherzogin von Toscana und weitere Schriften anderer Autoren erweiterte Ausgabe, immerhin fast 80 Jahre nach der ersten erschienen, fiel noch unter die Zensur der verbotenen Bücher, was den fingierten Druckort und das Pseudonym des Herausgebers erklärt. Bis zu einem Beschluß der Index-Kongregation am 10. Mai 1757 blieben alle Bücher, welche die Unbeweglichkeit der Sonne und die Beweglichkeit der Erde lehrten, offiziell verboten (vgl. Reusch II, 1, 395).- Titel mit restauriertem Eckabriß, durchgehend wasserrandig, leicht gebräunt und fleckig, Ebd. leicht fleckig, berieben und bestoßen.# With engraved title vignette and numerous woodcuts in the text, contemporary vellum with manuscript titling on spine. Cinti 168 - Parenti 86 - Gamba 476 - Riccardi I, 512: "Raro." - Wellcome III, 83 - Graesse III, 15 - Brunet II, 1462 - vgl. Sparrow 74, Dibner 8, Horblit 18c u. Carter-M. 128 (first edition).- Second edition (the first edition was confiscated) of the famous dialogue on the two world systems. The book comprises a series of debates between two philosophers and a layman (Salviati, Simplicio, and Sagredo) concerning the virtues of the heliocentric Copernican system versus the traditional, geocentric Ptolemaic cosmology.- This issue (extended by the letter of Galileo to the Grand Duchess of Tuscany and other writings of other authors), after all, almost 80 years after the first fell, still under the censorship of prohibited books.- Margin of title with small restoration, waterstained throughout, slightly browned and soiled, bindingslightly soiled, rubbed and scuffed. Il Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo è un'opera di trattatistica scientifica composta da Galileo Galilei negli anni tra il 1624 e il 1630, per poi ricevere l'imprimatur nel 1632, anno della sua prima pubblicazione. Scritta sotto la forma di dialogo, è stata un'opera di enorme successo all'epoca, tanto che la Chiesa mutò radicalmente la sua posizione verso questo dialogo, Gli ordini ecclesiastici vietarono ogni forma di diffusione: nel giugno 1633 il libro veniva proibito e Galileo doveva firmare l'abiura. Nº de ref. de la librería B20222
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems; Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Concerning Two New Sciences] Systema cosmicum [Dialogo]. In quo dialogis IV. de duobus maximis mundi systematibus. Ptolemaico & Copernicano, rationibus utrinque propositis indefinitiè ac solidè differitur. Accessit alterâ hâc editione praeter conciliationem locorum S. Scripturae cum terrae mobilitate, ejusdem Tractatus de motu, nunc primum ex italico sermone in latinum versus; [bound with ] Discursus et demonstrationes mathematicae circa duas novas scientias [Two New Sciences] pertinentes ad mechanicam et motum localem . . . Quibus accedit appendix De centro gravitatis quorundam solidorum
Descripción: Apud Fredericum Haaring, et Davidem Severinum Bibliopolas [through 1700], Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden], 1699. Vellum. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Two volumes in one. 4to: ,494,; ,282(misprinted 826),, with copper-engraved portrait of Galileo, additional engraved title page (after Stefano della Bella), dated 1700, showing Aristotle, Ptolemy and Copernicus discussing the heliocentric and geocentric models of the solar system, and numerous woodcut illustrations. In addition to Galileo's texts, this edition includes (following conclusion of the Dialogo) the introduction to "Astronomia nova" (pp. 446-454), in which Johannes Kepler argued in favor of heliocentrism based upon his ten-year-long investigation of the motion of Mars; the Latin translation of Paolo Antonio Foscarini's "Epistola R.P.M. Pauli Antonii Foscarini, Carmelitani, circa Pythagoricorum, & Copernici opinionem de mobilitate terræ, et stabilitate solis: et de novo systemate seu consitiutione mundi" (Letter concerning the Opinion of the Pythagoreans and Copernicus about the Mobility of the Earth and Stability of the Sun, and the New Pythagorean System of the World, pp. 455-487), in which Foscarini defends the Copernican theory against charges that it conflicted with Scripture, and "The judgment of the Cardinals against Galileo and his abjuration (pp. 488-494), first printed in Riccioli's "Almagestum," in 1651. Period full vellum over boards, titled in manuscript to spine, edges speckled black, plain period end papers. A handsome, unsophisticated copy, rare in this condition. Vellum soiled and stained, scattered minor foxing, some thumbing to final few leaves, but a tight, clean example. PMM 128 (Dialogo first edition) & 130 (Discorsi). Carli and Favaro 395. Dibner 8 and 141. Norman 858. First Leiden Edition of the Dialogo (Fourth Latin Edition, Fifth Edition overall), bound with the First Latin Edition (third overall) of the Two New Sciences. Galileo's discoveries with the telescope (described in Sidereus nuncius, in 1610), confirmed his belief that the Sun is the center of the universe and Earth a planet, as Copernicus had argued. But by 1616, the Inquisition had pronounced Copernican theory heretical, and Galileo was admonished not to "hold or defend" it. Then in 1624, Maffeo Cardinal Barberini, friend, admirer, and patron of Galileo for a decade, was named Pope Urban VIII, and granted Galileo permission to write a book about theories of the universe but warned him to treat the Copernican theory only hypothetically. That book, the Dialogo (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican), was first published, in Italian, in 1632. In it, Galileo gathered together all the arguments (mostly based on his own telescopic discoveries) for the Copernican theory and against the traditional geocentric cosmology put forth by Ptolemy and Aristotle. (The Dialogo takes the form of a discussion between a spokesman for Copernicus, one for Ptolemy and Aristotle, and an educated layman for whose support the other two vie.) Reaction against the book was swift. The pope convened a special commission, which recommended that the Inquisition bring a case against Galileo. Galileo confessed to having overstated his case and was condemned to life imprisonment, though he never spent a day in a dungeon; the Dialogo remained on the Inquisition's Index of prohibited books until 1822. The two new sciences with which the second book deals are mechanics and motion (kinematics). Together, they underlie modern physics, and the Two Sciences is considered the "first modern textbook in physics" (Dibner), "not only because it contains the elements of the mathematical treatment of motion, but also because most of the problems that came rather quickly to be seen as problems amenable to physical experiment and mathematical analysis were gathered together with suggestive discussions of their possible solution." (Dictionary of Scientific Biography) Newton claimed he derived the first two laws of motion from this book. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with d. Nº de ref. de la librería BB1233
Opere di Galileo Galilei; Accademico linceo; nobile fiorentino, Giaï¿½ Lettore delle Matematiche nelle Universita di Pisa, e di Padova, di poi Sopraordinario nello Studio di Pisa. Nuova edizione
Descripción: Tartini e Franchi, 1718. Leather Bound. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. 3 volume complete set. Opere, Nuova Edizione. 4to, contemporary vellum. First complete edition of Galileo's works, with half-title and errata. Unmarked pages. Minor shelf wear/soiling to cover. Foot of one spine chipped. First few leaves of each volume stained, apparently from attempt to remove an ownership inscription. Minor foxing. Private library blindstamp on title pages. Italian. Canti 180; Riccardi I, 520, Honeyman Sale 1419. Nº de ref. de la librería 1002260002
Opere di Galileo Galilei Nobile Fiorentino Accademico Linceo: Gia Lettore della Mattematiche Nelle Universita di Pisa, e di Padova, dipoi Sopraordinario Nello Studio di Pisa: Primario Filosofo, e Mattematico: Del Serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana: Nuova Edizione: Coll' aggiunta di varj Trattatie Dell' istelsso Autore non piu dati alle Stampe
Descripción: G.G. Tartini & Santi Franchi, Florence, 1718. Second collected edition of the works of Galileo containing nearly 500 pages of writings, not included in the first collected edition in two volumes from 1656-55, and previously unpublished. In the third volume of the present edition appears here for the first time Galileos remarkable treatise on probability Sopra la scoperte dei dadi (see Hald and David), his notes on the Sidereus Nuncius (the treatise on sunspots) and a large of important letters to and from supporters and antagonists alike.The present edition reprints such epoch-making titles as the Sidereus Nuncius, the treatise on the proportional compass generally considered the forerunner of the modern calculator -, and Galileos greatest achievement in physics, the Discorsi e Demonstrazioni Mathematichi but does not contain the Dialogo Hald, A History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750, p. 41. An English translation by E.H. Thorne of Galileo's treatise Sopra la scoperte dei dadi (On a discovery concerning dice) is appended to David's Games, Gods and Gambling.Cinti 170; Carli & Favaro 431; Riccardi I, 520; Honeyman 1419. 3 vols. 4to: 248 x 177 mm. Bound in three uniform contemporary calf bindings with rich spine gilding, some professional leather restoration to capitals of spine, otherwise fine and unrepaired. Finely engraved portrait of Galileo, general title in red & black with engraved vignette, cxii 628 ;  722 ;  484 , and 1 engraved folding plate of the engraved the proportional compass. Fine and clean throughout. Scarce in such good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 2706
Dialogo]. Dialogus de systemate mundi - Systema cosmicum, in quo quatuor dialogis, de duobus maximis mundi systematibus, Ptolemaico & Copernicano. disseritur
Descripción: Jean-Antoine Huguetan, Lyon, 1641. Couverture souple. Estado de conservación: Bon. Plein vélin d'époque. Dos lisse. In-4 (22,5x17,2 cm) de  ff., 378 pp.,  ff. Le titre frontispice a été relié en face du portrait de Galilée. La reliure a été touchée par une mouillure, atteignant fortement les premiers feuillets puis s'estompant ensuite. L'ensemble a été finement restauré. Le corps d'ouvrage a été démonté, nettoyé puis remonté. Avec l'allongement induit, le papier dépasse de quelques millimètres de la reliure et présente par ailleurs des rousseurs parfois fortes sur certains cahiers. L'ensemble forme néanmoins un agréable exemplaire dans sa reliure d'époque. Rare seconde édition latine publiée un an avant le décès de Galilée. Galilée défend ici les idées de Copernic sur l'héliocentrisme. Il utilise la forme d'un "dialogue" entre trois amis où durant quatre jours sont exposés les deux systèmes du monde. Le premier, Salviati (= Galilée) défend le système copernicien. Le second Simplicio(= Siimplicius, le commentateur d'Aristote ou Simplicio = "naif", le Pape d'après certains) défend bien mal le système ptolémaïque, et enfin Sagredo faisant l'arbitre. Mais l'exposé est inéquitable. La thèse de l'héliocentrisme triomphe devant des arguments clairs et convaincants tandis que Simplicio se débat dans ses explications alambiquées. Galilée sera condamné par l'inquisition pour ses idées. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ __________ Contemporary full vellum. Flat spine. 4to (8,9x6,8 inches) of  ff., 378 pp.,  ff. The extra engraved half-title is bound after the portrait. The binding was waterstain affected, reaching mostly the first pages. It has been expertly restored. The body of the book has been disassembled, cleaned and reassembled. With the elongation induced, paper exceeds a few millimeters of the binding. Some gatherings are fairly heavily browned as usual. Still a good copy in its old vellum binding. Second latin edition of galileo's most famous work, containing his defence of the Copernican system. This was the treatise that led directly to Galileo's trial for heresy in Rome. Urban VIII identified himself with Simplicio, one of the three participants in the dialogue (along with Salviati and Sagredo), and to avenge this slight he had Galileo arrested while Galileo's protector the Grand Duke of Tuscany was absent from Florence. Simplicio's role in the Dialogo was to be a "filosofo peripatetico" who would cling doggedly to the writings of Aristotle, despite contradictory evidence provided by the learned Salviati (a friend, representing Galileo's Copernican stance) and Sagredo (another of Galileo's friends, an amateur with an informed interest in the new astronomy). In 4 526g. Nº de ref. de la librería 396
Descripción: For Pierre Rocolet, Paris, 1639. Paper wraps. Estado de conservación: Good+ with no dust jacket. First Edition. Science; Physics; Mechanics; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; Later paper wrappers, lacking 2 front blanks, lacking pp 85-96 & pp 147-158. Woodcut illus. Throughout text, 1 folding plate; creased & repaired on verso. Worming to upper fore-edge margins. Nonetheless a very rare nicely illustrated copy of this work published during Galileo's lifetime. He probably died at the age of 77 on Jan-8,1642 in Arcetri Italy. New thoughts of Galilei, mathematician and engineer . Or wonderful inventions, demonstrations . Unknown at present, it is treatise on the proportion of movements, both natural and violent, and of all that is most subtle in the Mechanics and in physic. Provenance- Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn, ; Wasserman. Nº de ref. de la librería 32753
DISCORSI E DIMOSTRAZIONI MATEMATICHE INTORNO À DUE NUOVE SCIENZE ATTENENTI ALLA MECANICA & I MOVIMENTI LOCALI.con une appendice del centro di gravità dalcuni solidi.
Descripción: Bologna per gli HH. del Dozza 1655, 1655. First edition printed by Dozza preceeded only by the first printing of 1638. With woodcut title device and numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations throughout. 4to, original sheets sewn and unbound. [viii], 238 [Tavola, 6] pp. A very clean and very attractive copy, beautifully preserved. FIRST DOZZA PRINTING. Considered to be Galileo's greatest work, and the foundation of modern physics, the DISCORSI E DIMOSTRAZIONI falls into three sections. The first comprises a theoretical investigation of the strength of materials, a subject which he was able to ground in an almost correct mathematical basis. The second is a discussion of various subjects such as motion, infinity, the existence of a vacuum and the weight of air, the cohesion of bodies, and others. The final section is devoted to the science of motion. In his DIALOGO Galileo had treated the subject of motion philosophically; here he provides mathematical underpinnings for his definitions of uniform and accelerated motion. "It was upon his foundations that Huygens, Newton, and others were able to erect the frame of the science of dynamics, and to extend its range (with the concept of universal gravitation) to the heavenly bodies" (PMM). "After Galileo's trial and conviction by the Holy Office in 1633, he was placed under house arrest, and the Congregation of the Index forbade the printing of any of his books. To add to his woes, he was rapidly losing his sight, and the death of his beloved elder daughter in 1634 left him seriously depressed. Nevertheless, Galileo persevered with the Discorsi, and by 1635 had virtually completed the work. A manuscript copy was smuggled into France and later taken to Holland, where the Elzeviers in Leiden undertook its publication" (Norman). "Considered the first modern textbook in physics, in it Galileo pressed forward the experimental and mathematical methods in the analysis of problems in mechanics and dynamics. The Aristotelian conception of motion was replaced by a new one of inertia and general principles were sought and found in the motion of falling bodies, projectiles, and in the pendulum" (Dibner). Nº de ref. de la librería 24384
Descripción: Giovanni Gaetano Tartini and Santi Franchi, Florence, 1718. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. SECOND EDITION of Galileo's collected works; an important edition containing a wealth of material (nearly all of volume 3) not included in the 1655-56 first collected edition. The first two volumes are essentially a reprint of the 1655-56 Bologna edition, while the third volume contains previously unpublished material. Sometimes referred to as the "first complete edition", although this edition does not include the Dialogo nor the Letter to the Grand Duchess Cristina, both of which were still on the Index Prohibitorum. Edited by Tommaso Buonaventuri. Quarto, contemporary full vellum with leather labels; edges speckled red. Three volumes. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Galileo, engraved vignette with view of Florence on first title page with title page printed in red and black, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut diagrams, folding engraved plate. A few cosmetic cracks to vellum at joints. Faint evidence of stamp removal on title pages, two small spots of dampstaining on top margin of first few leaves of vol 1; tiny worming on first few leaves of vol 3. Text extremely clean with wide margins. A beautiful set. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-10693808182
Descripción: Giunti. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 20 volumes in 21 tomes (size 215 x 295 mm) printed on handmade paper for a total of 11.500 pages, with numerous illustrations, facsimiles and plates. The edition isin half-leather binding. THE EXTRAORDINARY adventure which has freed man from the 'closed world', projecting him into the incommensurable spaces of the `infinite universe' has certainly had Galileo Galilei among its most outstanding protagonists. The National Edition of his works represents a veritable monument to the genius and to the singular tenacity of the scientist. The 11.500 pages contain not only all that Galileo wrote but also all the documents useful to perfectly understand the often dramatic events of a life entirely devoted to the intellectual and moral progress of humanity. In these works Galileo, one of the classics of Italian literature, offers the reader splendidly written pages. His crisp, fluent, lively prose, proves to be an invaluable instrument to express the most complex thoughts with extraordinary naturalness, as well as an unequalled masterpiece of scientific language. The National Edition originated from an initiative of the glorious publishing house Barbera and was entrusted to the care of the great Galileo scholar Antonio Favaro. As such, it gathers in orderly arrangement the published and unpublished writings of the scientist from Pisa, including the whole bulk of his correspondence and the participation of supporters and detractors in the debate provoked by the new discoveries in astronomy. It also includes the most accurate and precious reproduction of Galileo's star charts, of the drawings and sketches employed by him in order to clarify graphically his own thought, and finally the biographical accounts by his contemporaries. The volumes are complemented by an extensive critical and philological apparatus Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket.) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction!. Nº de ref. de la librería 44570
Descripción: 1966. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fine. GALILEO GALILEI. LE OPERE DI GALILEO GALILEI, NUOVA RISTAMPA DELLA EDIZIONE NAZIONALE, COMPLETE IN 20 VOLUMES (i.e. 21 volumes: Vol. III. is bound in two parts). Firenze: G. Barbera, 1966, except for Vol. III, Part 1: Firenze: G. Barbera, 1892. Various pagination. Thick 4tos, printed paper wrappers, bookblocks sewn. Originally published in 1909. Overall this is a clean and attractive set, printed on high quality paper with wide margins (ideal for binding). Most of the volumes are unopened at top edge. A few volumes have some thumbing to corners or closed tears at edges of wrappers. Notable imperfections of the fine set are: volume II has a small stain on front wrapper. Vol. II, Part 1. has dust-soiled wrappers and the bookblock is split in two; however, the text is complete and clean. Volume III Part I is supplied from the earlier printing of 1892 has discreet library markings on the title page, the cover is detached and the block is split. This is truly an astounding wealth of knowledge. Works encompass Galileo's discoveries in physics, mechanics, astronomy, navigation, mathematics, his inventions (geometic compass et al.), the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (I Due Massimi Sistemi Del Mondo, for which he stood trial as heretic for proposing his theory of heliocentrism), and Two New Sciences (Le Nuove Scienze). Text in Latin and Italian, and notes in Italian. B/w illustrations/diagrams. Nº de ref. de la librería 81940
Descripción: [Florence], 10. VIII. 1631., 1631. Large 4to. 2 pp. on double leaf (including address). With a list of debtors: 7 pp. on 6 ff. Folio. To the Florentine patrician Alessandro Caccini, requesting him to grant his deserving employee Niccolaio Martinetti a pension. Del Turco adds not only a list of the principal works executed by his shop (with prices), but also an extensive list of his debtors ("Lista di Debitori del Faglio levata ad di 11 di Luglio 1631"). The very first person on the list is none other than Galileo Galilei, whose epoch-making "Dialogo sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo" was just going into print in Florence - the book for which he was to be brought to trial in 1633. The list does not tell us which work Galilei had commissioned from Caccini; however, his debt, running to 26,12.8 Scudi, is relatively small compared to the 300 Scudi owed by Grand Duke Ferdinando II or the 1330 Scudi owed by the heirs of the Florentine theologian Giovanni Bandini, who had died in 1628 as Capitular of St. Peter's and whose debts evidently proved hard to collect. - Strong waterstains and defects to edges throughout, but well legible. Nº de ref. de la librería 21413
Descripción: H H de Duciis, Bononiae, 1655. Rilegato. Estado de conservación: ottimo. seconda edizione. [Fig. Astronomia-Fisica] (cm. 23,2) bella brossura del XX secolo realizzata con due fogli di messale del '500, in gotico rosso e nero con due grandi capolettera figurati in xilografia.--2 pp. + pp 60, varie illustrazioni in xilografia nel testo. E' il primo trattato d'astronomia sperimentale da osservazioni telescopiche. La prima edizione di mitica rarità è del 1610, questa è la seconda, dalle "Opere" del Dozza. La "Continuazione" è tolta dall'introduzione dell'opera di Keplero del 1611 "Dioptrice". In fine si trovano in prima edizione due lettere di Galilei circa Venere, Marte, Saturno, e la Luna. L'opera contiene il resoconto delle ricerche astronomiche compiute nel 1609-1610 utilizzando il canocchiale. Scoprì che la luna non è liscia, scoprì moltissime stelle: Pleiadi, Orione ecc. Vide Giove con 3 pianeti poi scopre il quarto satellite e li battezza "Medicea Sidera". Il nostro esemplare è completo anche della carta preliminare con l'occhietto e la scritta "opere di Galileo volume secondo". Alcune carte leggermente ombrate come di consueto e prime carte con lievissime fioriture marginali, peraltro esemplare bello, nitido e marginoso. * Cinti 132; * Riccardi I 518; * Autori italiani del '600 1562; * Gamba 482; Sotheran I 1435; * Houzeau-Lancaster 3386.[f54]. Nº de ref. de la librería 001284
Descripción: Frambotto, Padua, 1649. Paper-Covered Boards. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Illustrated by Folding Plate Ilustrador. Third Edition. Untrimmed gatherings bound in early nineteenth century paper covered boards retaining original sewing. One folding plate. Professional restorations to edges of Title & Dedication leaves not affecting text. Resorations to Preface leaf with replacement of four letters on recto and six letters of verso. Do not hesitate to request additional images. ; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería 112
RISPOSTA ALLE OPPOSITIONI DEL Sig. Lodovico Delle Colombe E Del Sig. Vincenzo Di Gratia, Contro al Trattato Del Sig. Galileo Galilei, Delle cose che stanno sù lAcqua, ò che in quella si muouono. All Illustriss. Sig. Enea Piccolomini Aragona, Signore Di Sticciano &c. Nella quale si contengono molte considerationi filosofiche remote dalle vulgare opinioni [with] CONSIDERATIONI APPARTENENTI Al Libro Del Sig. Vincentio Di Gratia.
Descripción: Bologna HH. del Dozza 1655, 1655. First Collected Edition and only the second issuance, printed with independent pagination and included in the First Printing of the OPERA in 1655. With woodcut device on the title-page. 4to, original unbound sewn sheets. 188; 189-264pp. A fine and fresh copy, clean and crisp withal. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT. GALILEOS FINAL WORK ON FLOATING BODIES and his important findings and answers to Lodovico Delle Colombe and Vincenzo Di Gratia with illustrations from the work of Piccolomini and Sticciano. Cinti 51 notes: "Ludovico delle Colombe rispose nel 1612 con il suo "Discorso Apologetico", cui fece seguito nel 1613 lopera di Vincenzo di Grazia "Considerazioni sopro l Discorso di Galileo Galilei".D.S.B. V, pp. 241-2: "Using the concept of moment and the principle of virtual velocities, Galileo extended the scope of the Archimedean work beyond purely hydrostatic considerations.The Book on Bodies in water drew attacks from four Aristotelian professors at Florence and Pisa.Galileo prepared answers to his critics, which he turned over to Castelli for publication in order to avoid personal involvement. Detailed replies to two of them.written principally by Galileo himself appeared anonymously in 1615, with a prefatory note by Castelli implying that he was the author ad that Galileo would have been more severe.". Nº de ref. de la librería 18828
Descripción: tip. Salmin,, Padova, 1896. Mm. 19 x 13, pp. 206. Ritratto di Galileo inciso all'antiporta. Bross. orig. con titoli a stampa. Qualche segno d'uso esterno ed una fenditura al dorso, peraltro ben conservato. Questo celebre libro di formato minuscolo si dichiara essere il più piccolo mai stampato con caratteri mobili. Il carattere utilizzato è noto con il nome di "occhio di mosca" e fu utilizzato dallo stesso editore per l'altrettanto celebre stampa di Dante del 1878. In fine appare la dicitura: stampato coi caratteri del Dantino onde superare qualsiasi altra minuscola edizione, Maggio 1897. Cfr. Welsh, A bibliography of miniature books, 2935; Fumagalli (Lexicon a pag. 276): ".Les frères Salmin publièrent en 1897 une Lettera a Galileo. qui est, peut-etre, le plus petit livre du monde, veritable.". Nº de ref. de la librería 31635
Il Saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquisita, e giusta si ponderano le cose contenute nella libra astronomica, e filosofica, di Lotario Sarsi sigensano.
Descripción: Heredi Dozza, Bologna, 1655. Rilegato. Estado de conservación: ottimo. seconda edizione. [Fig. Astronomia] (cm.23,5) ottimo cartonato recente,uso antico,sguardie antiche.-- cc. 4 nn., pp. 179 + 1 p. con l' errata. Varie figure xilografiche nel testo con schemi e strumenti. Dedica a Urbano Ottavo. Opera celeberrima apparsa nel 1623 in polemica col gesuita Orazio Grassi e a parziale sostegno delle teorie copernicane. Seconda edizione tratta dalla prima edizione delle "Opere" stampate a Bologna da Dozza nel 1655. Come riferisce Gamba, il Saggiatore vi fu inserito posteriormente, e varie copie dell' "Opera Omnia" ne sono prive. Bell'esemplare, fresco e ben marginato. * Riccardi I 511 e 518; * Cinti 132; * Carli-Favaro 251; * Gamba 482; * Piantanida 1562; * Sotheran I 1435; * Houzeau-Lancaster 3386.[f54]. Nº de ref. de la librería 001285
Le opere Nuova ristampa della Edizione Nazionale sotto l'alto Patronato del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana Antonio Segni.
Descripción: G. Barbera,, Firenze, 1964. Diciannove parti in 20 volumi (il terzo volume è diviso in due parti) di cm. 30, pp. 10.000 ca. complessive. Bross. orig. con velina protettiva. Ottima conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Stimata edizione. Al nostro esemplare manca il tredicesimo volume. Nº de ref. de la librería 36140
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