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  1. Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti
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    Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti

    comprese in tre lettere scritte all’Illustrimissimo Signor Marco Velseri Linceo.
    First edition, the so-called export issue, of Galileo's earliest published endorsement of the Copernican theory. The book is in the form of three letters to his fellow academician Marcus Welser of Augsburg. The book is illustrated with the famous series of sunspot observations made by Galileo in 1612 during the summer months. Galileo demonstrated that sunspots were not small satellites, as the traditional Aristotelian interpretation suggested. Learn More
    £37,500

    Date of Publication: 1613

    Published: Rome

    Stock Code: 110141

    Signed: Yes

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    Opere, divise in quattro tomi, in questa nuova edizione accresciute de molti cose inedite.

    First complete collected edition of Galileo's works, the third overall, and the first to include the Dialogo, along with other material published here for the first time. Galilei's Opere, first published in two volumes in 1656 in Bologna by Carlo Manolessi, was reprinted with some revision and the addition of a third volume in 1718 in Florence by Tommasso Bonaventure, assisted by Guido Grandi and Benedetto Bresciani. Learn More

    £16,000

    Date of Publication: 1744

    Published: Padua

    Stock Code: 109916

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