Title: Vita e Commercio Letterario di Galileo ...
Publisher: Lausanne: [Ma Firenze, Mo cke]
Publication Date: 1795
Book Condition: Very Good
2 volumes, 4to (265 x 187mm). Vol. I: [xvi], 471pp. (but 467pp., pagination skips to 429 after p.425, + one blank); Vol. II: [iv], 472-961pp. 2 engraved portrait frontispieces of Galileo, 1 folding plate for the genealogy of Galileo, 8 additional plates (4 folding). 11 plates in all. Text block laid in to modern paper wrappers, edges uncut, labeled in pencil; (title browned and fragmentary pasted to verso of frontis.(vol.I), p.67 and 665-672pp., and pl. V loose but present, few minor tears to plate margins not affecting imagery, some plate not completely opened, scattered foxing; edges slightly curled, lightly soiled). Florentine scholar, nobleman and senator, wrote a massive biography of Galileo, a fine collection of the astronomerís letters and works in four parts. Carli-Favaro, II, 195; Cinti, Bibliografia Galileianam 182; Gamba 486; Riccardi, II, 195. Bookseller Inventory # 6491
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