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2350 | Rare Bibles, Books, & Manuscripts

Sun, Dec 3, 2023 12:00PM EST
Lot 6


Estimate: $9,625 - $11,000

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Year/Century: 18th century
Language: Italian
Subject: Illustrated
Binding: Vellum
Description:Galaleo Galilei's Operazione Nobele Florentino Accademico Linceo. It is possible to read the mathematical formulas in the PISA experiment and the PADOUA, which are quasi-standard in the PISA laboratory. First Philosophical and Mathematical of the Serene Great Duchess of Tuscany. Giovanni, in Florence. Three volumes, Gaetano Tartini e Santi Franchi, 1718. Int. 1: cxii 628 [i.e. 644] page. Galileo's portrait alongside a folded plate. Int. Vol. 2: [viii] 722 [2] pp. [vi] 484, [52] pages 3. Tommaso Bonaventura edited Galilei's Opere in its second collective edition. The contents from the Bologna edition of 1655–1656 are reproduced in full in the first two volumes, with some additions, while the third volume includes a collection of unpublished works, including the probability dissertation "On the discovery of dice." The frontispiece features an engraved portrait of Galileo, while the first title page features an engraved vignette featuring a view of Florence. The title page is printed in red and black, and there are several woodcut diagrams, astronomical renderings, mathematical tables, and a folding engraved plate of a compass. Two spines include a vellum binding adorned with gold ornamentation and the title (the third label is absent). Excellent state. This issue of the OPERE contains an entire volume of Galileo's writings that appear here for the first time, having never before been printed.


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