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Item Description: 2016. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 89 Lang: - Italian, Pages 89, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1649]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Italian. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111004531984

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Item Description: 2016. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 98 Lang: - ita, Pages 98, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1649]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: ita. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111002074367

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Item Description: 2017. Ebook. Book Condition: New. 98 pages. ita Lang:- ita, Pages:- 98, It is an Ebook edition of the original edition published long back [1649]. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back in ebook (pdf) format. These are scanned images of the original book in pdf format. We provide you the best available ebook for your ebook shelf. Once you place the order, you will receive a link to download the pdf file. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. This is an Ebook. All sales final unless there is illegibility to text. Bookseller Inventory # 9999002074367

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Item Description: 2017. Ebook. Book Condition: New. 142 pages. Italian Lang:- Italian, Pages:- 142, It is an Ebook edition of the original edition published long back [1741]. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back in ebook (pdf) format. These are scanned images of the original book in pdf format. We provide you the best available ebook for your ebook shelf. Once you place the order, you will receive a link to download the pdf file. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. This is an Ebook. All sales final unless there is illegibility to text. Bookseller Inventory # 9999002099958

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Item Description: 2017. Ebook. Book Condition: New. ita Lang:- ita, It is an Ebook edition of the original edition published long back . We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back in ebook (pdf) format. These are scanned images of the original book in pdf format. We provide you the best available ebook for your ebook shelf. Once you place the order, you will receive a link to download the pdf file. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. This is an Ebook. All sales final unless there is illegibility to text. Bookseller Inventory # 9999003500545

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Item Description: 2017. Ebook. Book Condition: New. 89 pages. Italian Lang:- Italian, Pages:- 89, It is an Ebook edition of the original edition published long back [1649]. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back in ebook (pdf) format. These are scanned images of the original book in pdf format. We provide you the best available ebook for your ebook shelf. Once you place the order, you will receive a link to download the pdf file. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. This is an Ebook. All sales final unless there is illegibility to text. Bookseller Inventory # 9999004531984

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Item Description: 2016. Softcover. Book Condition: New. 142 Lang: - Italian, Pages 142, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1741]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Italian. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111002099958

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Galileo Galilei

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Book Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1741 edition. Language: Italian. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Original Publisher: Nelle stampe di F . Agnelli 142 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 451664344

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Galilei, Galileo.

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1649 edition. Language: Italien. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. 89. Bookseller Inventory # 150227130

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Item Description: 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 89 Lang: - Italian, Pages 89, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1649]. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Italian. Bookseller Inventory # 1111004531984

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Item Description: 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 98 Lang: - ita, Pages 98, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1649]. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: ita. Bookseller Inventory # 1111002074367

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Item Description: 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 142 Lang: - Italian, Pages 142, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2016 with the help of original edition published long back[1741]. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Italian. Bookseller Inventory # 1111002099958

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Item Description: 2017. Ebook. Book Condition: New. ita Lang:- ita, It is an Ebook edition of the original edition published long back [1741]. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back in ebook (pdf) format. These are scanned images of the original book in pdf format. We provide you the best available ebook for your ebook shelf. Once you place the order, you will receive a link to download the pdf file. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. This is an Ebook. All sales final unless there is illegibility to text. Bookseller Inventory # HT00000920386

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Item Description: 2017. Ebook. Book Condition: New. ita Lang:- ita, It is an Ebook edition of the original edition published long back [1741]. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back in ebook (pdf) format. These are scanned images of the original book in pdf format. We provide you the best available ebook for your ebook shelf. Once you place the order, you will receive a link to download the pdf file. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. This is an Ebook. All sales final unless there is illegibility to text. Bookseller Inventory # HT00003310130

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Galilei, Galileo.

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Item Description: ReInk Books, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1649 edition. Hardback. NO changes have been made to the original text. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This hardback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of hardback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal hardbacks. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. 89 pages. Bookseller Inventory # HB150227130

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Galileo Galilei

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Item Description: Createspace, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: Italian . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Le operazioni del compasso geometrico e militare from Galileo Galilei. Fisico, filosofo, astronomo e matematico italiano, considerato il padre della scienza moderna (1564-1642). Bookseller Inventory # APC9781512387018

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Item Description: 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781512387018

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Item Description: Createspace, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: Italian . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Le operazioni del compasso geometrico e militare from Galileo Galilei. Fisico, filosofo, astronomo e matematico italiano, considerato il padre della scienza moderna (1564-1642). Bookseller Inventory # APC9781512387018

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Item Description: 2015. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781512387018

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Galileo Galilei

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 98 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.2in.Le operazioni del compasso geometrico e militare from Galileo Galilei. Fisico, filosofo, astronomo e matematico italiano, considerato il padre della scienza moderna (1564-1642). This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781512387018

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Galilei, Galileo (English translation by Stillman Drake; introduction by Filippo Camerota)

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Item Description: Padua (Oakland: Octavo) 1606; 2004, 1606. No Binding. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. New digital facsimile of the first edition of this exceptionally rare (fewer than 10 copies known) early work by Galileo Galilei, from a copy in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. Galileo's "geometrical and military compass" (or sector) was a mathematical device -- a sort of calculating ruler based on the principle of proportional magnitudes -- that brought speed and accuracy to computations about armaments and their trajectories. Its employment, however, extended well beyond the battlefield. It was widely used for rapid and complex calculations of proportion, volume, and square or cube roots, well before the advent of logarithmic tables -- and eventually the slide-rule and computer. Galileo's little book, privately printed in an edition of a mere sixty copies, is now extremely rare. This Octavo Edition contains detailed digital images (may be magnified at up to 800% of original size) of every page of the original edition (photographed as if the actual book were open before the viewer) as well as Stillman Drake's authoritative English translation (fully searchable) and a new introduction by science historian Filippo Camerota. This Octavo Edition is in Adobe PDF format on CD-ROM and is compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Unix systems. Bookseller Inventory # 8VGACG01

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Galilei, Galileo

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Item Description: Octavo. No Binding. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. CD-ROM. New, still in publisher's mylar wrap. Bookseller Inventory # 1608071

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Guglielmo Righini

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Item Description: Instituto e Museo Di Storia Della Scienza di Firenze, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. With Compass. Clean text, strong binding, light wear. Staple-bound. Text in Italian. Photos available. (Heavy books and sets may require additional shipping charges, particularly if international). Bookseller Inventory # HD374

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Galileo Galilei

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Item Description: Octavo, 2004. CD-ROM. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1891788973

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Galileo Galilei

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Item Description: Octavo, 2004. Mixed Media Product. Book Condition: Brand New. cdr blg edition. 68 pages. Italian language. 5.00x5.75x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1891788973

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Le Operazioni del compasso geometrico et militare.: Galilei, Galileo

Galilei, Galileo

Published by Frambotto, Padua (1649)

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Item Description: Frambotto, Padua, 1649. Paper-Covered Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Folding Plate (illustrator). Third Edition. Untrimmed gatherings bound in early nineteenth century paper covered boards retaining original sewing. One folding plate. Professional restorations to edges of Title & Dedication leaves not affecting text. Resorations to Preface leaf with replacement of four letters on recto and six letters of verso. Do not hesitate to request additional images. ; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 2148

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GALILEI, Galileo

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Item Description: Paolo Frambotto, Padua, 1649. THIRD EDITION. With a large folding engraved plate of the sector and numerous woodcut text diagrams. Early soft boards; a superb copy from the library of Felix and Frieda Pollak, with their bookplate. Preserved in a folding cloth box. Third edition of Galileo's valuable first published book. He here describes and explains the use of his invention, the geometric and military compass, or circle of proportion. The instrument, the first important device to perform arithmetical calculations by mechanical means, made it possible to calculate the ratios between linear dimensions of planar and solid bodies, and was specifically created to calculate trajectories and distances for military purposes. According to DSB, Galileo "transformed [the device] from a simple device of limited use to an elaborate calculating instrument of varied uses and of great practical utility by adding to it a number of supplementary scales. He . . . wrote a treatise on its use for engineers and military men."Pollak (1909-1987), an Austrian émigre, became an accomplished American poet and special collections curator at the University of Wisconsin. Bookseller Inventory # 13842

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Le operazioni del compasso geometrico et militare: GALILEI, Galileo

GALILEI, Galileo

Published by Padua, Paolo Frambotti, 1649 (1649)

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Item Description: 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). Bookseller Inventory # 3771

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Item Description: Gio. Battista Landini, Florence, 1632. Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642). (1) Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo . . . sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Copernicano. [8], 458, [32]pp. Woodcut text illustrations. Lacking engraved frontispiece and final blank. Florence: Gio. Battista Landini, 1632. (2) Le operazioni del compasso geometrico et militare. Terza edizione. [8], 80pp. Folding engraved plate, woodcut text illustrations. Padua: Paolo Frambotto, 1649. Together 2 works in 1, 4to. 222 x 160 mm. Late 19th or early 20th century vellum, gilt-lettered spine label; front free endpaper lacking. Minor dampstaining in the Dialogo, with small marginal tear in one leaf neatly mended. Very good, crisp copies. Bookplate (dated 1894) of the Durham Cathedral Library. (1) First Edition. Eight years after Pope Paul V had forbidden him to teach Copernican theory, Galileo received permission from a new Pope, Urban VIII, to discuss Copernican astronomy in a book, so long as that book provided equal and impartial discussions of the Church-approved Ptolemaic system. Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems held to the letter of this command: the device of the dialogue, between a spokesman for Copernicus, one for Ptolemy and Aristotle, and an educated layman, allowed Galileo to remain technically uncommitted. After the book's publication, however, Urban took offense at what he felt to be its jibes against himself and ordered Galileo to be tried by the Inquisition in Rome. Galileo was sentenced to permanent house arrest and forced to abjure all Copernican "heresy." The Dialogo was suppressed by the Church five months after its publication and formally condemned in June 1633; the work was placed on the Index librorum prohibitorum, where it remained until 1835. "In 1615 [Galileo] was officially silenced as regards the truth of astronomy. The Dialogo was designed both as an appeal to the great public and as an escape from silence. In the form of an open discussion between three friends-intellectually speaking, a radical, a conservative, and an agnostic-it is a masterly polemic for the new science. It displays all the great discoveries in the heavens which the ancients had ignored; it inveighs against the sterility, willfulness, and ignorance of those who defend their systems; it 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. Astronomy and the science of motion, rightly understood, says Galileo, are hand in glove. There is no need to fear that the earth's rotation will cause it to fly to pieces. So Galileo picked up one thread that led straight to Newton. The Dialogo, far more than any other work, made the heliocentric system a commonplace" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Carli & Favaro, Bibliografia Galileiana, 128. Cinti, Biblioteca Galileiana, 89. Dibner, Heralds of Science, 8. Horblit 18c. Norman 858. Printing and the Mind of Man 128. (2) Third edition. Galileo's proportional compass, which he began manufacturing in 1597, was the most useful and successful calculating instrument until the invention of the slide rule in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1606 Galileo issued his Operazioni del compasso containing instructions on how to use the device; this first edition is a legendary rarity, as it was privately printed in an edition of only 60 copies. A second edition, with a small plate illustrating the compass, was published in 1640. The third edition is an exact reprint of the 1640 edition, but with a significantly larger plate. Carli & Favaro, Bibliografia Galileiana, 228. Cinti, Biblioteca Galileiana, 122. Bookseller Inventory # 41431

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