Manfre, , Four volumes, quarto x 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 tailpieces, with numerous woodcut initials, engravings and figures in the text, and 2 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 in Bologna by Carlo Manolessi, was reprinted with some revision and the addition of a third volume in 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. About this Item: Henry Dickinson,, London:, Octavo: 3 parts in one volume: , , ; ,  p. 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, , in which announces his discovery of Jupiter's moons, and Kepler's "Dioptrice" first ed. Augsburg, , 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 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. 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, , 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.
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. Wing G; Cinti ; Sotheran, I p. 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. About this Item: Padova : nella stamp. This third edition, edited and annotated by Giuseppe Toaldo, includes for the first time, added as the fourth volume. Galileo Galilei , 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: Padova : nella stamp.
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. About this Item: Ulm, Johann Meder, , First edition of this exceedingly rare account of the Galilean compass, an important text in the history of the early dissemination of Galileo's revolutionary instrument.
This work consists of two parts. The first part comprises a German paraphrase of Galileo's Le operazioni del Compasso Geometrico et Militare Padua , Galileo's own privately printed account of the use of the instrument. This was probably based on Mathias Bernegger's Latin translation. To this text Galgemair added instructions on constructing the instrument 'as improved and augmented by Georg Galgemair' and a fine, full-size engraving showing both sides of the instrument. Galileo had intentionally omitted both, as he didn't want his instrument plagiarised. Galgemair also included a number of demonstrations on the use of the compass aren't derived from Galileo.
Neither Galileo, nor the other early writers on the Galilean compass such as Faulhaber, are mentioned in the text, and the work has escaped Galileo's bibliographers. The second part of the work is a reprint of Galgemair's work on the proportional compass a much different instrument , itself largely a reprint of Hulsius' work on the same. Despite Galileo's efforts to protect his invention, it was promptly plagiarised, first by Baldassare Capra who claimed the invention as his own and published a book about it Usus et fabrica circini cuiusdam proportionis.
The instrument spread throughout Europe and revolutionised calculations in architecture, artillery, and the engineering sciences generally. The large engraved plate, depicting a full-size instrument, is one of the earliest and probably the largest illustration of the modified Galilean compass.
The first official illustration of Galileo's compass didn't appear until The second part of this work was commissioned and edited by Georg Brentel the younger, a painter and engraver who produced plans for sundials and other instruments. He is sometimes wrongly credited as author. About this Item: Evangelista Dozza, Bologna, 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. I, ; Wellcome III, 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. 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. Ppera et studio Balthasaris Capre. Difesa di Galileo Galilei. Di Galileo Galilei. Annotationi di Mattia Bernaggeri [sic] soptr? Galileo Galilei; 6. Della scienza mechanic. La bilancetta del signore Galileo Galilei. Discorso apologetico di Lodovico dell Colombe, d'intorno al Discorso del 5.
Galileo Gallei, circa le cose, che stanno su? De tribus cometis anni M. XVIII, disputatio astronomica. Discorso delle comete di Mario Guiducci; Sydereus nuncius magna, longeque admirabilia specula pandens. Continuatione del Nuntio sidereo di Galileo Galilei linceo.
Lettera al. Tarquinio Galluzzi, di Mario Guiducci. Lettere del sig. Galileo Galilei al padre Christoforo Grienberger,.
Istoria e dimostrationi intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti. Risposta alle oppositioni del sig. Lodovico delle Columbe e del sig. Vincenzo di Gratia, contro al trattato del. Galileo, Galelei, dell cose che stanno su? Il Saggiatore. Discorsi, e dimostrationi matematiche. About this Item: Padua, Paolo Frambotti, , 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 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 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 , allowing the user to compute heights and distances on the same instrument he used to sight them with. 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 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 and would appear to be ghosts; I cannot find any other record of them.
Cinti states that the plate mark in the second edition, the first appearance of the illustration, measured x cm to the plate mark, but I can find no evidence of this. The plate mark in the edition measures ca 25 x Also Cinti mentions a 'n. Pauli, London About this Item: Thomas Dicas for D. Pauli, London, Signatures: [A]8, B-3A 8. Contemporary calf, spine with 5 raised bands, compartments lettered and decorated in gilt rebacked preserving original spine, covers stained, corners scuffed, original endpapers. Light browning of text, occasional minor spotting, a few short clean tears to blank margins, some rust spots, two with small hole affecting a few letters leaves I6 and S6.
Provenance: Library stamp partially removed from verso of title. Still very good copy. Wing notes two printings of this year, but was probably confused by varying reports of engraved and printed titles. Wing G gives the engraved title as above, omitting the imprint; G gives the printed title as above, with matching form of imprint.
The text includes, after the end of the Dialogus, an excerpt from Kepler, and Foscarini's reconciliation of the Copernican system with Scripture. This edition is very rare in the trade and at auction with only 4 copies recorded at auction in the past 50 years. The Dialogo is the summation of Galileo's astronomical work, and his celebrated advancement of the Copernican system in the form of an irrefutable hypothesis.
The inconclusive debate on the subject between three participants which Pope Urban VIII had expected was hardly evident in the sure reasoning of Salviati, the pointed questioning of Sagredo, and the feeble responses of Simplicio a figure sometimes equated with the Pope himself. While the hypothetical nature of the argument should not be forgotten, Galileo's book 'revels in the simplicity of Copernican thought and, above all, it teaches that the movement of the earth makes sense in philosophy, that is, in physics.
The Dialogo, more than any other work, made the heliocentric system a commonplace' PMM. The Italian first edition Florence: was banned by the Pope and withdrawn from circulation shortly after publication, leading to the author's trial and imprisonment a year later; it was followed by the first Latin edition, published in Strasbourg in , which was translated by the history professor and mathematics enthusiast Matthias Bernegger at Galileo's request.
About this Item: Florence, Bartolomeo Sermartelli and brothers, , Etat : Fine. 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 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.
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 most important one being the court spectacle of the carnival of [i.
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? Thunder was heard, and Jupiter arrived on a shimmering cloud. Peace soon followed. Probably as a result of the Bellarmino s admonition to Galileo in and of Cosimo II s declining health, Galileo s discoveries did not continue the career in the Medici mythology they had begun so brilliantly. Their visibility declined even further after when - following Cosimo II s death - the Grand Duchess Cristina and her counsellors took over the government of Tuscany and the management of court culture.
Carnival festivals were played down, and sacred comedies became the dominant genre. The work includes musical pieces the notes as usual were printed separately on loose sheets by O. Rinuccini, A. Adimari, G. Cicognini, A. Salvadori, and Villifranchi himself. Villifranchi, a poet and a priest from Volterra, was secretary to Virgilio Orsini, Duke of Bracciano. Solerti, Musica, ballo e drammatica alla corte medicea dal al , New York London, , pp Harvard: Verse and descriptive text; includes verse by G.
Cicognini for the Comparsa de Cavalieri delle Stelle Medicee p. About this Item: Padua, Giulio Crivellari, , First edition of this treatise on astronomy, covering optics, comets, the galaxies, and the interpretation of astronomical observations. The work is written in the form of a dialogue between Liceti and Libert Froidmont , author of two anti-Copernican texts.
This work, comprising sections, was written in response to, and quotes extensively from, Galileo's 'Letter to Leopold'. These attacks became the subject of several letters to Galileo early in 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. Liceti acknowledged receipt of a copy on 5 Feburary, and in due course he published his reply to it, in sections [the present work]' Drake, Galileo at work, pp Liceti discusses Galileo's Sidereus nuncius, his observations of sunspots, and other findings, along with the theories of Brahe, Kepler, Snell, and others.
The nature of galaxies and the possible plurality of worlds are also examined. The fourth preliminary leaf is a catalogue of Liceti's works, 44 titles listed. Fortunio Liceti, a friend and adversary of Galileo, was an Aristotelian university man '"of great reputation" as one can read in [Galileo's] Dialogue , the great teratologist, professor of philosophy and medicine at the University of Bologna. Professor Liceti had an incomparable intellectual formation in medicine, literary and archaeological erudition, and astronomy and natural philosophy.
He knew a good twenty-two hypotheses on comets and all the theories of Aristotle's commentators on the nature of light. Signatures: pi 2 A-Ee 4 Ff6 -a4. Skip to content Skip to search. Galilei, Galileo, Published Torino : G. Einaudi, c Language Latin Italian. Author Galilei, Galileo, Other Authors Flora, Ferdinando.
Physical Description p. Jupiter Planet -- Satellites. Jupiter Planet -- Satellitesm. Contents Sidereus nuncius. Notes Reprint of the ed. Published April 15th by University of Chicago Press. Published January 19th by University of Chicago Press. Albert van Helden Translation. Andrea Battistini Contributor. Johannes Kepler. Edward Stafford Carlos Translator, Introduction. Galileo Galilei Translator ,.
Albert van Helden Preface. Sidereus Nuncius Hardcover. Raimo Lehti Editor. Fernand Hallyn Commentaires. Gheorghe Stratan trad.