Apr 03, 2014 - Sale 2343

Sale 2343 - Lot 70

Price Realized: $ 3,250
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GALILEI, GALILEO. Dialogo . . . sopra i Due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo Tolemaico e Copernicano. [12], 458, [30]; [2], 81 pages. 2 parts in one volume. 4to, 248x176 mm, contemporary vellum boards, rebacked, covers somewhat warped, upper outer corner of front cover worn through; contents crisp and bright, with only light dampstain in blank upper margin of a few preliminary leaves. Armorial bookplate of William Murray of Touchadam. Florence [i. e., Naples], 1710

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Second edition of the Italian text of Galileo's 1632 dialogue proving the validity of the Copernican heliocentric theory. Translations into Latin, French, and English had appeared in the interim. Grolier/Horblit 18c; Printing and the Mind of Man 128 (citing the original edition); Cinti 168; Gamba 476; Riccardi I, 512 (this edition).