Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) Istoria e Dimostrazioni Intorno alle Macchie Solari e Loro Accidenti.
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Galileo, Galilei (1564-1642) Istoria e Dimostrazioni Intorno alle Macchie Solari e Loro Accidenti. Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1613. First edition, quarto, two parts in one volume, illustrated with full-page engraved portrait of Galileo, thirty-eight full-page engravings of sunspots, five full-page engravings of Jupiter's satellites (two neatly remargined along fore-edge), the two text leaves following the two remargined plates (V3 & V4) have been very neatly reinforced at the inner (gutter) fold, double-page engraving of sun spots entitled Maculae in sole apparentes observatae, one full-page text engraving and twenty-two text engravings, metalcuts and typographic diagrams, bound in limp parchment, some spotting, foxing, generally crisp, 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.
In this work, Galileo's publishes his endorsement of the Copernican of the universe for the first time. Careful observations of sun spots allowed Galileo to conclude that the sun rotated on a fixed axis.
A6, B-S4, T6, V4; a6, [diagram]2, C-G4.
Ex libris Dr. Adrian Pollock
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