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

GALILEI, Galileo

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

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Descripción: [Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, second half of the seventeenth century], 1680. 4to (258 x 198 mm), ff [30, foliated 25-54], in a fine scribal hand, brown ink on paper; second work in a volume with eight other manuscript texts in different hands (foliated [2] 1-285), general title 'Materie Varie' with Strozzi arms, some general browning, some restoration as a result of ink corrosion or water damage to some of the documents (but not affecting the Galileo), uncut in recent vellum.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-four manus. Nº de ref. de la librería 3663

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Newe geometrische und perspectivische Inventiones etlicher sonderbahrer: FAULHABER, Johann [GALILEI,

FAULHABER, Johann [GALILEI, Galileo]

Editorial: Frankfurt am Main, Wolffgang Richter and Anthonius Humm, 1610 (1610)

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Descripción: Frankfurt am Main, Wolffgang Richter and Anthonius Humm, 1610, 1610. 4to (193 x 148 mm), pp 38 [2, blank], with engraved title, half-page engraved arms on dedication, and three engravings, lettered A-C in the text (first two being half-page and the third full-page), and 3 folding engraved plates; some slight waterstaining to pp 19-33, small repaired tear to one plate, a very good copy in quarter tan calf and pasteboards, title in gilt on spine, red sprinkled edges.First edition, containing the first published illustrations of Galileo's proportional compass, of this illustrated treatise on instrument making by the Ulm mathematician and military architect Johann Faulhaber (1580-1635). This work is principally important in the history of science and technology for its engraved technical illustrations of Galileo Galilei's famous 'proportional compass' - the first such illustrations to appear in print - and for its revealing anecdote about of how Faulhaber came to learn of the instrument and of its inventor, 'Gallileus de Gallilei Professor zu Padua'. This device - more accurately described as 'Galileo's Sector' to distinguish it from the various 'compasses' which appeared in the late sixteenth century - has been called the forerunner of the pocket computer, and so revolutionary was its utility that it 'suddenly made it possible for nearly everyone to deal effectively with almost any [mathematical] problem arising in practical matters by following rather simple instructions' (Drake, p 10). Galileo invented his remarkably useful instrument around 1596, calling it the geometrical and military compass. The device bears nine sets of lines or scales for calculating square and cube roots, determining interest rates, making monetary exchanges, squaring the circle, performing trigonometric calculations for surveying, and determining specific weights of metals and stones (essential for artillery). Galileo first described this instrument in 1606 in a privately printed user's guide La Operazione del Compasso. (printed in only 60 copies in his house) to accompany the instrument but without illustrating it so as to minimize the risk of piracy, a serious and chronic problem for him at the time. In the present work, Faulhaber explicitly credits Galileo with being the instrument's first inventor ('and not I'), and illustrates the two sides of the proportional compass for the first time in print, on separate folding plates, with his calibrations stressing its mercantile qualities with adjustments for the measuring standards of Ulm. He includes a summary of the instrument's wider uses and marvels at its flexibility, noting that his good friend, the excellent painter Georg Brentel of Lauingen (1581-1634) has already devised a way to use it for recalibrating sundials (Brentel would publish on Galileo's invention in 1614).The Galileo scholar Stillman Drake tells us that Faulhaber's text relates (p 27) 'that his acquaintance with [the instrument] dated from a visit paid to him (probably in 1603) by Mathias Bernegger en route from Austria to Strassburg. Faulhaber had recognized the value of the instrument, although he considered some of its scales less useful than others that he put in their places. He said further that before publishing he had made careful inquiries to determine the name of the original inventor and had learned that this was Galileo Galilei, professor of mathematics at Padua. Because Bernegger seems never to have visited Italy, it is probable that he had seen the silver example of the instrument sent by Galileo to the Archduke of Austria and in that way knew of its inventor. Faulhaber's inquiries were probably made because of other claimants who appeared in the meanwhile' (Drake, p 26), professing to be the author and/or maker of Galileo's remarkable device. In two further sections of the present volume, Faulhaber discusses his improvements to several (non-Galilean) instruments used in the accurate construction of pictorial perspective and presents a secret invention (newe geheime Invention) for land sur. Nº de ref. de la librería 4007

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Tractatus de proportionum instrumento, quod merito compendium: GALILEI, Galileo and
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Descripción: Strasbourg, David Hautt, 1635, 1635. 4to (189 x 142 mm), pp [viii] 104, with woodcut depicting the compass on title, several woodcut diagrams in text, and large folding engraved plate of the compass; some heavy browning, mostly marginal, to final gatherings and on the plate, otherwise a very nice, untouched copy in contemporary vellum.Second issue of the second edition, first Latin edition and the first illustrated edition, of Galileo's first publication, his treatise on the Galilean compass (Le Operazioni del Compasso Geometrico, Padua 1606). This work was translated by Matthias Bernegger into Latin, who added an extensive section (pp 55-104), with its own half title, explaining in greater detail the construction and use of the compass. This was published in 1612, and included a large engraved plate (Galileo's own publication left the instrument undescribed and unillustrated, for commercial reasons). The present issue comprises the original sheets and plate of the 1612 edition, with the title and dedications leaves reprinted.Bernegger 'added a series of notes that almost doubled the length of the work. These additional notes provided tables of the linear distance from the hinge to the various marks on the sector lines - something that Galileo never published in order to prevent others from making the instrument' (Tomash and Williams I p 497). The half-title that begins Bernegger's contributions is titled In tractatum de proportionum instrumento, notationes Mathiae Berneggeri: quibus 1. Instrumenti artificiosa constructio atque divisio doceture e fundamentis geometricis: 2. Demonstrationes ac fundamenta singulorum problematum Galilaeicorum traduntur: 3. Usus ulterior in resolvendis Euclideis & aliis problematibus compuribus ostenditur.Matthias Bernegger (1582-1640) was a professor of mathematics at Strasbourg, friend of Kepler, and translator of Galileo's Dialogo into Latin (1635).Galileo's 'geometric and military compass', analogous in some respects to a slide rule but much simpler in operation, was the first mechanical calculating device which could be applied to a variety of complex problems. 'By the beginning of 1599 Galileo had developed in into a general-purpose mechanical calculator capable of solving any practical mathematical problem that was likely to arise - swiftly, simply, without requiring previous mathematical education, and sufficiently accurately for ordinary practical purposes.'No previously known instrument had accomplished anything quite like that. Something of the importance to society of such an invention as Galileo's can be grasped from the modern introduction of the pocket electronic computer' (Stillman Drake, Galileo Galilei: Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass).Carli and Favaro 147; Macclesfield 862 (cropped and lacking plate); Tomash and Williams G18. Nº de ref. de la librería 4008

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Risposta alle opposizioni del S. Lodovico delle: GALILEI, Galileo and
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Descripción: Florence, Cosimo Giunta, 1615, 1615. 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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Opere, divise in quattro tomi, in questa: GALILEI, Galileo.

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

GALILEI, Galileo

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

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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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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.A 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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Descrizzione della barriera, e della mascherata, fatte: GALILEI, Galileo] VILLIFRANCHI,

GALILEI, Galileo] VILLIFRANCHI, Giovanni

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

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Descripción: Florence, Bartolomeo Sermartelli and brothers, 1613, 1613. 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 and the. Nº de ref. de la librería 4061

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PETRI GASSENDI Institutio Astronomica juxta hypotheses tam: GASSENDI - GALILEO

GASSENDI - GALILEO - KEPLER

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Descripción: Secunda editio priori correctior. Londini, typis Jacobi Flesher, MDCLIII (Londra 1653), 1653. Estado de conservación: molto buono. 3 parti in un vol. in-8, pp. (16), 199,173, (3 bianche); legatura coeva in pelle, tagli rossi (parte della cerniera ant. rotta). Seconda edizione, di notevole importanza in quanto per la prima volta comprende il ''Sidereus Nuncius'' di Galileo (pubblicato nel 1610 in due rarissime edizioni).Titolo generale impresso in rosso e nero e titolo a sé in nero per ciascuna opera (quello di Keplero occupa la pag. 51 della seconda parte). Dedica di Gassendi al Card. Arcivescovo di Lione ''Lodovico Alphonso Plesseo Richelio'', altra di Galileo a Cosimo II Medici e di Keplero ad Ernesto, Arcivescovo di Colonia ed Elettore del S.R.I. Con numerose figure silogr., anche a piena pag. n.t., e 4 tavole f.t. per il ''Sidereus Nuncius'', inserite tra le pp. 32 e 33 (''Constellatio Pleiadum'', ''Constellatio Cinguli et ensis Orionis'', ''Nebulosa Orionis'', ''Nebulosa Praesepe''), oltre le 4 figure della Luna n.t. Seconda edizione di importanti scritti scientifici. La ''Institutio Astronomica'' del Gassendi, apparsa per la prima volta nel 1647, mette in risalto i vari modelli di cosmo, specie quelli ideati da Tolomeo, Copernico e Tycho Brahe. La parte seconda contiene la terza edizione del ''Sidereus Nuncius'' di Galileo (''editio princeps'' 1610 e seconda ediz. stesso anno), nel quale egli divulga le osservazioni astronomiche fatte tramite il telescopio. La ''Dioptrica'' di Keplero, pubblicata nel 1611, qui in seconda edizione, è opera parallela a quella di Galileo e contiene, tra le altre cose, la prima spiegazione della miopia ed i primi disegni per un telescopio ottico invertito. Bell'esempl. marginoso, con firma di antica ''Ramsden'' al titolo. Carli-Favaro n. 241. Cinti non ha questa seconda edizione collettiva (al n. 128 registra solo la seconda parte ed al n. 155 descrive la terza collettiva, 1683, identica alla presente). Riccardi col. 508 e Sotheran I, p. 73, n. 1448 (ambedue solo per l'opera di Galileo). Nº de ref. de la librería 0000000008052

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

Galileo Galilei; Giuseppe Toaldo

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

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

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Dialgus de Systemate Mundi, Systema Cosmicum: Galilei, Galileo

Galilei, Galileo

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

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

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GALILEI, Galileo]/VIVIANI, Vincenzo

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Descripción: alla Condotta, 1674. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. [2] 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. [2] 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

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GALILEI, GALILEO,

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

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

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Opere di Galileo Galilei Nobile Fiorentino Accademico: GALILEI, Galileo.

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 Galileo’s 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 Galileo’s 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 [2]; [8] 722 [2]; [54] 484 [4], 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

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Descripción: Leiden: Frederik Haaringi David Severinus 1699, 1699. Contemporary whole-leader bound on 4 ligaments; nominal & subject name in the label on the spine; red edge; [12], 494 pp., [26]; [6], 282 pp., [4], lex. 8°, Contains copper-engraving on frontispiece and title from J. Mutder; many vignetts and illustrations in text. Binding slightly scratched, headband on the top partly torn. Number of time stamped and ensured with old owners-comments. Very good condition. Extremely rare. Book Language/s: la. Nº de ref. de la librería A13159

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Descripción: Tartini e Franchi, in Fiorenza (ma Napoli), 1710. p.perg. coeva con tass. Macchioline alla coperta Grande stemma in rame della Crusca al frontespizio, titolo in rosso e nero. Nella seconda parte contiene anche la Lettera del Foscarini sopra l'opinione de' Pitagorici, uno scritto sulla Perioche di Johannes Kepler, un estratto di Didacus ˆ Stunica e la Sentenzia di condanna e l'abiurazione del Galilei. Cinti 168 Parenti 86 Gamba 476 Riccardi I 512 Raro. Wellcome III 83 Graesse III 15 Brunet II 1462. (12) + 458 + (30); (2) + 83 (ma 81) con molte xilografie n.t. p. 185x230 mm. Nº de ref. de la librería 13441

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Quinto libro degli elementi d' Euclide, ovvero: GALILEI, Galileo] VIVIANI,

GALILEI, Galileo] VIVIANI, Vincenzo

Editorial: Florence, Condotta, 1674 [colophon: 1676] (1674)

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Descripción: Florence, Condotta, 1674 [colophon: 1676], 1674. [bound with:] Enodatio problematum universis geometri propositorum . Praemissis, horum occasione, tentamentis variis ad solutionem ilustriss veterum problematis de anguli trisectioni. Florence, Gugliantini, 1677.2 works in one vol, 4to (232 x 166 mm), I: pp [xii] 284; with two engraved plates and woodcut diagrams in text; II: [viii] 63, with four folding engraved plates; slight browning to a few leaves, fine copies in contemporary calf.I. First edition, second and first complete issue (see below) of this major Galilean text, an assembly of previously unpublished writings by Galileo, together with pieces by Torricelli and Viviani himself. Viviani (1622-1703), Galileo's distinguished pupil, amanuensis, and biographer, was given by Cardinal de' Medici a fragment of Galileo manuscript demonstrating the fifth and seventh propositions of Euclid, book V, both concerned with size and proportionality. This fragment is published here (pp 61-78) together with other writings of Galileo (pp 79-113), Viviani's own completion of Galileo's demonstration (pp. 1-60), writings by Torricelli, and fragments of an unpublished dialogue by Galileo.Viviani himself, '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).There are two recorded issues of this work; the present copy is intermediate between these two. The first edition appeared in 1674, with text paginated to 149, followed by three unnumbered pages of addenda and privilege; the work was reissued in 1676, with a further section written in answer to questions posed by a Leiden student in 1675, the two plates, and the dedication dated 16 May 1676, although the titlepage date remained 1674. See Gamba 1048 (résumé in Riccardi).II. First edition of this treatise on the problem of trisecting an angle. Viviani presents a method based on the equilaterial hyperbola or the conchoid.I Carli and Favaro 339; Cinti 151; Riccardi I.2 625.2; II Riccardi I.2 627.4. Nº de ref. de la librería 3665

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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, binding slightly 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

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LES NOUVELLES PENSEES DE GALILEI, MATHEMATICIEN ET: Galilei, Galileo. ]

Galilei, Galileo. ] 1564-1642

Editorial: For Pierre Rocolet, Paris (1639)

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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. ; 0. Nº de ref. de la librería 32753

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Galilei Galileo

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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

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Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo matematico supremo: GALILEI Galileo.

Descripción: In Fiorenza [ma: Napoli], 1710, in-4, leg. coeva in piena pergamena (bordo esterno del piatto anteriore e punta superiore di quello posteriore con pergamena reintegrata), titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. [12], 458, [32], 83 [ma: 81], [1]. Con impresa calcogr. dell'Accademia della Crusca sul front. e ill. n.t. La Lettera del signor Galileo Galilei [.] alla granduchessa di Toscana inizia con proprio front. a c. 4§4, (ed è qui in prima edizione italiana). Per quanto riguarda il Dialogo si tratta della seconda edizione in lingua italiana. Volume curato Lorenzo Ciccarelli, il cui pseudonimo (Cellenio Zacclori) figura a c. *4r, cfr. D. Cinti, Bibliografia galileiana, Firenze, 1957, p. 319-320. Nella seconda parte contiene anche la Lettera del Foscarini sopra l'opinione de' Pitagorici, uno scritto sulla Perioche di Johannes Kepler, un estratto di Didacus à Stunica e la Sentenzia di condanna e l'abiurazione del Galilei. Per il luogo reale di stampa cfr. M. Parenti, Luoghi di stampa falsi, p. 86. Gamba 476. Riccardi I, 512: "Raro." Fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta, 4 carte con specchio di stampa brunito, ma buon esemplare. Nº de ref. de la librería LD/131391

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1649 Famous 3rd ed Galileo Galilei COMPASS: Galileo Galilei; Frambotto,

Galileo Galilei; Frambotto, Paolo.

Editorial: In Padova : per Paolo Frambotto, 1649. (1649)

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Descripción: In Padova : per Paolo Frambotto, 1649., 1649. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1649 Famous 3rd ed Galileo Galilei COMPASS Compasso Geometry Mathematics Italian Most desired ed. w/compass illustration / comp@$11,500 Famous 3rd edition of Galileo’s work on the Sector (compass). He describes and explains the use of his invention including geometric and mathematical means. 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". The sector, also known as a proportional compass or military compass, was a major calculating instrument in use from the end of the sixteenth century until the nineteenth century. It is an instrument consisting of two rulers of equal length joined by a hinge. A number of scales are inscribed upon the instrument which facilitate various mathematical calculations. It was used for solving problems in proportion, trigonometry, multiplication and division, and for various functions, such as squares and cube roots. We find this same incredible work for sale elsewhere for $11,445! Main author: Galileo Galilei; Frambotto, Paolo. Title: La operazioni del compasso geometrico, et militare. Di Galileo Galilei nobil fiorentino lettor delle matematiche nello studio di Padoua. Published: In Padova : per Paolo Frambotto, 1649. Language: Italian Notes & content: • Famous 1649, 3rd edition o Original edition in 1606, did not include illustration of compass. • Signatures: * A-E • Large folding engraved plate and several geometry diagrams and figures o Galileo’s sector – used for measuring distances and figuring mathematical problems • Bibliographical info: Carli and Favaro 228; Cinti 122; Tomash and Williams G13 FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: collated and entirely complete with all 80 pages Publisher: In Padova : per Paolo Frambotto, 1649. Size: ~8.5in X 6in (22cm x 15cm) 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. $4950 Photos available upon request. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1471731374115

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