2 volumes. Rare First Edition and first printing of the works of Galileo including many pieces heretofore unpublished in any form. With a very finely engraved frontispiece and engraved portrait of Galileo, engraved folding plan, many woodcut plates, astronomical renderings, mathematical tables and diagrams throughout. 4to, in very handsome antique Italian bindings of three-quarter dark calf over Italian marbled boards, the spines with beautifully tooled compartments in gilt, contrasting red and green morocco lettering labels gilt stopped and with gilt rolled borders. Multiple books and publications separately paginated A especially handsome set. Clean, unpressed, unwashed copies in a fine state of preservation. An unusually fine set. THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF GALILEO’S COMPLETE WORKS (excepting the DIALOGO, which was still on the Index of Prohibited Books at the time), preserving a record of some of the most seminal discoveries in astronomy, scientific methodology, mathematics, primary work in the study of motion, as well as the most significant support of the Copernican theory of a heliocentric planetary system--in other words, the embodiment of the "Galilean Revolution." "Galileo, more than any other man, had introduced the change in our manner of thinking that broke with ancient and led on to modern science. Contributions had also been made by Copernicus, by Vesalius, by Harvey, by Tycho, and by Kepler and others. The share of Galileo, however, is overwhelming.[It] was more than an addition to knowledge. It was more even than an alteration in the conception of the structure of the universe. It was rather a change in mood as to the kind of knowledge that was to be sought. It partook of the nature of a philosophical crisis" (Singer, A HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS, p. 249). The influence of the new mood affected ideas regarding the mechanical world, the extension of the senses, the idea of the universe as mathematical and boundless, and indeed altered the whole world of science and religion. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: OPERE DI GALILEO GALILEI LINCEO NOBILE ...
Publisher: Bologna Eredi Dozza 1656-55
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