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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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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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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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Discorso delle Comete di Mario Guiducci fatto: GALILEI, Galileo]

GALILEI, Galileo]

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Descripción: Woodcut device of the Medicean stars on title & two woodcut diagrams in the text. 2 p.l., 54 pp., one blank leaf. Small 4to, late 19th-cent. green diced morocco, arms of the House of Visconti in gilt within a richly decorated border, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. Florence: P. Cecconcelli, 1619. First edition and a very fine copy. Although published under the name of his pupil and assistant Mario Guiducci (1585-1646), the present book is actually the work of Galileo (the autograph manuscript survives). It is a concealed reply to the attack of the Jesuit Orazio Grassi's De Tribus Cometis, published earlier in the same year, and marks the beginning of Galileo's long controversy with Scheiner and the other Jesuit astronomers over the comet of 1618. The dispute continued for several years and resulted in Galileo's scientific manifesto Il Saggiatore (1623) which contains his most important ideas on the philosophy of scientific investigation. In addition to a description of the comets of 1618, Galileo discusses the satellites of Jupiter, the uses of the telescope, fixed stars not visible to the naked eye, etc. ? Carli & Favaro 80. Cinti 63. Nº de ref. de la librería 5480

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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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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. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 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. A 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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DIALOGO SOPRA I DUE MASSIMI SISTEMI: GALILEI GALILEO

GALILEI GALILEO

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Descripción: LANDINI, 1632. Piena pergamena. Estado de conservación: Ottime. GALILEI, Galileo. Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico e Copernicano. Proponendo indeterminatamente le ragioni filosofiche, e materiali tanto per l’una quanto per l’altra parte. In Fiorenza, Per Giò. Battista Landini, 1632, in-4 (mm. 235x175), pp(10), 458, (32, 1 f. bianco), legatura originale in piena pergamena olandese dipinta di verde, piatti inquadrati da elegante doppia cornice a filetti dorati, titolo in oro al dorso con scomparti interamente decorati in oro. Esemplare completo del foglio di Errata Ff6, e della correzione con cartellino applicato a pagina 92 che integra il testo di una domanda di Simplicio, omessa per errore tipografico. Antiporta inciso in rame da Stefano Della Bella raffigurante Aristotele, Tolomeo e Copernico, che tiene in mano un oggetto che simboleggia il sistema eliocentrico, in atto di discutere rivolti verso la sfera armillare. Prima edizione della famosa opera, che costò a Galileo il processo e la condanna nel 1633 da parte dell’Inquisizione, fu messa all’indice e vi rimase fino al 1823. Le scoperte e le osservazioni compiute soprattutto dopo la scoperta del cannocchiale nel 1610, spinsero Galileo non solo a riaffermare dal punto di vista scientifico la validità della teoria copernicana contro le concezioni aristoteliche e tolemaiche del mondo, ma anche a sferrare un duro attacco sul piano culturale alla vecchia scienza e al sapere tradizionale immobilizzato in posizioni di dogmatismo e pregiudizio. Presentato sotto forma di discussione fra tre conoscenti di diversa formazione culturale (il Sagredo e il Salviati, amici di Galileo, di parte copernicana e un aristotelico denominato Simplicio) Il dialogo era un’opera in grado di diffondere quella teoria copernicana che fino ad allora era stata conosciuta solo nell’ambiente ristretto dei dotti; questo fu il motivo predominante per cui fu messa all'indice. Splendido esemplare di opera fondamentale nella storia della scienza e della civiltà umana. Esemplare privo dell’antiporta di Stefano Della Bella che manca spesso, come è noto, l’antiporta venne stampata in ritardo ed aggiunta quando molti esemplari erano stati già venduti. (PMM 128). Riccardi I, 511. Cinti, Galilei, 89 Heralds of Science 8. Norman 858. Carli-Favaro, 128. Grolier, 18c. Gamba, 475. Brunet II, 1462. Nº de ref. de la librería A049

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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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Descripción: Florence, Cosimo Giunta, 1615, 1615. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 4to (207 x 148 mm), pp [iv] 335 [5], with printer's device on title and larger version on colophon leaf; a few ink spots on p 1, title and last leaf strengthened on inner margin, some occasional slight spotting, a very good, unpressed copy recased in early velum. First edition of Galileo's principal work on the physics of floating bodies, complete with the additional leaf of errata and the colophon leaf, missing from many copies. It also contains some of Galileo's earliest published ideas on the the science of motion. In common with several of his polemics of this period, it appeared under the name of a colleague, in this case his pupil and friend Castelli. Galileo's own manuscript draft is in the BNCF. This work was written as a reply to attacks by Colombe and Grazia on Galileo's 1612 treatise Discorso . intorno alle cose che stanno in su l'acqua, 'in support of Archimedes and against Aristotle, of which two editions appeared in 1612. Using the concept of moment and the principle of virtual velocities, Galileo extended the scope of the Archimedian work beyond purely hydrostatic considerations' (DSB).Like the Discorso, the Risposta 'is distinguished among works of its time by its repeated recourse to observational and experimental data in opposition to philosophical doctrines. Moreover, the experiments proposed require no elaborate equipment and no technique beyond reasonable patience and care' (Drake, Galileo Galilei; Discourse on Bodies in Water, p xii).'Di Grazia [had] declared that all Galileo's demonstrations were founded on false principles (as Descartes was to say later of Galileo's last book); Galileo replied that he had employed only two principles . 1) that equal weights moved with equal speed are of like power in their effects, and 2) that greater heaviness of one body could be offset by greater speed of another' (Drake, Galileo at Work p 220). The Risposta also contains a remarkable statement on page 62 to the effect that it is impossible to understand Copernicus without agreeing with him.This copy contains the rare two additional leaves completing the errata and giving the registration and printer's device, not recorded by Cinti.Cinti 5; Carli and Favaro 66; Riccardi I 289; Roberts and Trent p 126. Nº de ref. de la librería 4035

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GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: HH. del Dozza, Bologna (1655)

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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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GALILEI, Galileo.

Editorial: Padua: Gio. Manfre, 1744 (1744)

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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. First complete collected edition of Galileo's works, the third overall, 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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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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GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642)]; GUIDUCCI, Mario (1585-1646).

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Descripción: Pietro Cecconcelli, Florence, 1619. contemporary vellum. Estado de conservación: Buone. 4to (190x138mm). Contemporary vellum (recased, lightly soiled). (4), 54. Large woodcut device on title, headpieces and initials, 2 diagrams in text.FIRST EDITION of Galileo’s preliminary exposition on comets, published under the name of a disciple, either because of poor health or the 1616 admonition from the Inquisition, Discorso delle Comete is Galileo's reply to Orazio Grassi's De tubus cometis (Rome, 1619), a work discrediting the Copernican doctrine. Grassi is criticized but not named; as a result, however, he made Galileo the subject of a direct attack, published under the pseudonym of Lotario. Lacking final blank, light spotted, B4 recto with three small light stains. Nº de ref. de la librería 1674

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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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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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GALILEI, Galileo

Editorial: Evangelista Dozza, Bologna (1655)

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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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LICETI, Fortunio [and Galileo GALILEI]

Editorial: Udine, Nicola Schiratti, 1642 (1642)

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Descripción: Udine, Nicola Schiratti, 1642, 1642. 4to (205 x 148 mm), pp [xxiv] 464 [4], with Liceti's device on title and folding engraved portrait; a fine copy in contemporary vellum.First edition, containing Galileo's last scientific writing, written shortly before his death. 'Liceti's book on the Bolognese stone [Litheosphorus, 1640] attacked Galileo's explanation (in the Starry Messenger and the Dialogue) of the secondary light of the moon seen in thin crescent as a reflection of sunlight from the earth. These attacks became the subject of several letters to Galileo early in 1640. On 11 March, Prince Leopold wrote from Pisa that although to him Liceti's arguments seemed too frivolous to deserve reply, nevertheless he would like to have Galileo's opinion. Galileo then composed a lengthy treatise in the form of a letter to Prince Leopold, copies of which circulated for several months before Liceti asked to have one in order that he might formally reply. Galileo's letter to Prince Leopold was several times revised and expanded, the final version occupying about fifty printed pages' (Stillman Drake in Galileo at work, p. 406-7).This book contains the first printing of Galileo's 'letter', along with Liceti's reply. Liceti argued that the faint light of the disk of the new moon was a form of phosphorescence, inherent in the moon, and not a reflection of the sun's light from the earth's surface as Galileo argued. Much of Galileo's text, and Liceti's reply, concerns lunar eclipses, and the evidence they provide, and underlying the debate in the work is the fact that Galileo's interpretation lent further support to the heliocentric theory. Another participant in this debate is Gassendi (on Galileo's side), whose letters to Liceti are also printed here.'We should emphasize the epistemological interest of these final statements of Galileo, recognizing their important for a comprehension of the role of logic (Geymonat) and the phenomenistic character (Crombie) of Galileo's scientific methodology' (Redondi, Galileo: heretic p 25).The engraved portrait is after Michael de Sobleo and depicts Liceti seated at a desk composing one of his works.See also E. Newton Harvey, history of luminescence pp. 311-12); A.C. Crombie, 'The primary properties and secondary qualities in Galileo Galilei's Natural Philosophy' in Saggi di Galileo II (1972) pp 71-90; and Geymonat, Galileo Galilei. (Turin 1969).Bound with two non-scientific works by Liceti: De natura assistente dialogus, Udine 1637, and Athos perfossus, sive rudens eruditius in Criomixi Questiones de Alimento, Padua 1636Provenance: bookplate of neurologist Dr Maurice Villaret (1877-1946), known for localisation of brain lesions and 'Vallaret's syndrome'Carli and Favaro 187; Cinti 110; OCLC list Cal Tech, Stanford, Yale, and Harvard for North America. Nº de ref. de la librería 4070

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Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo matematico sopraordinario: GALILEI Galileo.

Descripción: Rilegato. Estado de conservación: molto buono. prima edizione. In Fiorenza, per Gio. Batista Landini, 1632 (In fine: In Fiorenza, per Gio. Batista Landini, 1632), in-4, leg. settecentesca in piena pergamena, titolo in oro al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. [8], 458, [34]. L'ultima carta (bianca) parzialmente incollata al contropiatto posteriore. Con figure geometriche n.t. Aggiunta manoscritta della lettera H al diagramma su carta M8v, carticino applicato a pagina 92 che integra il testo di una domanda di Simplicio, omessa per errore tipografico e errata al recto di carta Ff6. Manca l'antiporta incisa dal Dal Bella, per il resto ottime condizioni, con solo lievi e sporadiche bruniture. Ex-libris marchesi Corsi. Prima edizione d'una delle pietre miliari nella storia della scienza, che costò a Galileo il processo e la condanna nel 1633 da parte dell'Inquisizione, fu messa all'indice e vi rimase fino al 1823. Riccardi I, 511. Cinti, Galilei, 89. Nº de ref. de la librería LD/141249

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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

Editorial: London: Thomam Dicas (1663)

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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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GALILEI, Galileo] VILLIFRANCHI, Giovanni

Editorial: Florence, Bartolomeo Sermartelli and brothers, 1613 (1613)

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Descripción: Florence, Bartolomeo Sermartelli and brothers, 1613, 1613. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 4to (212 x 150 mm), pp [iv] 112, with large woodcut printer's ornament on title; a fine, crisp copy in contemporary vellum, lettered in gilt on an orange ground on spine, blue edges. First edition of this account of a Medici court masque in which Galileo's discoveries of the satellites of Jupiter are heralded and the satellites appear as characters on stage. Villifranchi reports on the Medici festivities organized for the Carnival of 1612. On p 32 Galileo Galilei is celebrated for his 'marvellous telescope' and discovery of the satellites of Jupiter; these were staged for the first time in the allegorical representation of the planet: 'E piu a basso tra le nuvole apparivano le Quattro Stelle erranti intorno a Giovee, ritrovate dal Signor Galilei Galilei Fiorentino, Mathematica di Sua Altezza ingegno rarissimo, e singolare a tempi nostril per opera del maraviglioso Occhiale ?'This work 'includes verse by G.A. Cicognini for the Comparsa de' Cavalieri delle Stelle Medicee (pp 31-48)' (Harvard catalogue).'Although Galileo was not successful in his first attempts to tie the court writers to his wagon, the Medicean stars eventually became an integral part of the discourse of the court. The medal celebrating Galileo's discovery of the satellites was eventually struck. Jupiter sitting on a cloud with the four stars circling about him was presented as an emblem of Cosimo II, whose effigy occupied the other side of the medal. The stars were represented in sonnets, in theatrical machines, in operas, in medals, and in frescoes celebrating the divine pedigree of the house of Medici. We encounter them again in the most important court spectacle of the carnival of 1613 [i.e. 1612] - the barriera of 17 February. It began at two o'clock Florentine time in the theater of the Pitti Palace in front of a selected courtly audience. After a virtuoso display of spectacular theatrical machines and effects designed by the court engineer Giulo Parigi, the spectacle deployed its mythological plot. Cupid set his own realm over Tuscany, inaugurating a Golden Age, but peace was soon threatened. Cupid and his knights (six court pages) were faced by a monstrous dragon spitting flames and smoke and twelve Furies led by Nemesis. Although the dragon, Nemesis, and the Furies were eventually made to disappear into a trap conveniently connected to hell, Cupid and Tuscany were not safe yet. Sdegno Amoroso (Disdain of Love) and his five ferocious and barbarous looking "Egyptian knights" jumped on stage from the hellmouth. A new tilt began, but peace and Tuscany's Golden Age were quickly re-established by divine (Cosimo I's?) intervention. Thunder was heard, and Jupiter arrived on a shimmering cloud (part of a very complicated machine that changed in appearance as it moved about the stage). Jupiter was not alone: 'Down below, among the clouds, appeared the four stars that circle Jupiter discovered by Galileo Galilei from Florence, Mathematician to His Highness, with the marvellous spyglass, and like the ancients who transposed to the sky their greatest heroes, he - having discovered these stars - called them Medicee, and has dedicated the first to His Most Serene Highness, the second to Prince Don Francesco, the third to Prince Don Carlo, the fourth to Prince Don Lorenzo'. The machine brought Jupiter close to the grand duchess, to whom he sang an aria; then it slowly disappeared from the stage. In the process the four Medicean stars turned into four flesh-and-blood knights: 'After Jupiter finished his song some thunders were heard, the cloud vanished and there appeared four stars which soon turned into four knights who stood up'. The Cyclops (who had come on stage right before Jupiter's arrival) handed thunderbolts to the four knights. With such weapons, they were ready to start the new joust in Jupiter's name. The name of the tilt was 'The Arrival of the Knights of the Medicean Stars'. Peace soon followed. The ladies in the audience joined the knights on stage. Nº de ref. de la librería 4061

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Systema cosmicum. . . in quo quatuor: 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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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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Opere. . . nuova edizione coll'aggiunta di: GALILEI, Galileo

GALILEI, Galileo

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Descripción: Tartini, Florence, 1718. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 parts in 3 volumes. 4to (267 x 200 mm). cxii, 1-384, 369-628, [2]; [8], 1-722, [2]; [6], 484, [50] pp. Half-title in each vol., fine engraved portrait and general title printed in red and black with engraved vignette in vol. I, woodcut head- and tailpieces & woodcut initial, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text including 19 full-page, one folding engraved plate, errata leaf at end of each vol., register at end of vol. III. All leaves untrimmed. Contemporary plain vellum, spines lettered in gilt (covers little soiled and spotted, corners bumped, chipping to vellum on spine of vol. II). Endpapers browned, text generally quite clean and crisp with only little fraying and dust-soiling to uncut margins, a few short closed tears to blank margins, light dampstaining to blank top gutter of few leaves in vol. III. An outstanding, unsophisticated and untouched set in rare untrimmed state. ---- BMC X.27.383; Honeyman 1419; Carli-Favoro 104 (431); Cinti 322 (170); De Caro 38; Gamba 583; Riccardi I, col. 520 ('pregiata edizione'). SECOND EDITION OF GALILEO'S COLLECTED WORKS, with important additions of the collection which was first published in 1656. This compilation was edited by Tommaso Buonaventuri, who contributed a detailed preface. The first two volumes largely reproduce the material collected by Manolessi in the first edition (still without the two banned works). The third volume is devoted to previously unpublished material, including a number of letters of Galileo, and notes on his work by Castelli and Viviani. The sequence of pagination from p. 369 to 384 occurs twice in vol. I. Visit our website for additional images and information. Nº de ref. de la librería 002674

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