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        BIBLIA SACRA VULGATÆ EDITIONIS Sixti V. Pont. Max. Ivssv recognita atque edita. Bound with »Romanæ correctionis in Latinis Bibliis editionis Vulgatæ, Iussu Sixti V. Pontif. Max. recognatis, Loca Insigniora; Obseruata à Francisco Luca Brugensi.

      With engraved titlepage for the first title. Antverpiae [Antwerpen], Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Ioannem Moretum, 1605 and 1608. 4° (25,2 x 18 cm). Later worn and poor - though repaired - full calf. New endpapers.+4, A8-Z8, a8-z8, Aa8-Pp8, Qq10, aa8-dd8, ee10 and A4-G4, H6. In all 544 + 34 leaves."Biblia:" (8) + 995 + (1) + 30 pages. (»Oratio Manassae Regis Iuda«) + (18) pages. (»Hieronymi Prologus, Galeatus«) + (32) pages. (»Index Testimoniorum in Novo Testamento« and »Index Biblicus«) + (4) pages. (Colophon and Printer's device - last leaf blank)."Romanæ...:" 68 pages - last page blank. Wanting colophon and printers device???Notations to the title page. At the end 9 handwritten pages in old hand: »Index epistolarum et evangeliorum«. Old library stamp to 1st and 2nd leaf: "IHS. Bibliotheca - Domus Bituricensis". Hole to inner margin of the first 6 leaves - not affecting the text. One little marginal worm hole through the first 22 leaves. 1 leaf with minor marginal tear. Slight foxing and staining.. Platin's son-in-law Johannes Moretus printed four editions of the Clementine Bible (1592) in 1599, 1603, 1605 and 1608. "Romanæ Correctionis in Latinis Bibliis" was printed as an appendix for the 1603 edition (in folio) and for the 1608 edition (in 8°). This copy is 4° and might have been printed for the 1605 edition.Darlow & Moule 6194 (and 6191a + 6197)

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        Astronomia philolaica. Opus novum, in quo motus planetarum per novam ac veram hypothesim demonstrantur.The Inverse-Square Law of Attraction. Paris: Simeonis Piget, 1645.

      First edition, very rare, of "the first treatise after Kepler's <i>Rudolphine Tables</i> to take elliptical orbits as a basis for calculating planetary tables" (The Cambridge Companion to Newton), and the first astronomy work to state that the planetary moving force "should vary inversely as the square of the distance-and not, as Kepler had held, inversely as the first power" (Boyer in DSB). "The <i>Astronomia philolaica</i> represents the most significant treatise between Kepler and Newton and it was praised by Newton in his <i>Principia</i>, particularly for the inverse square hypothesis and its accurate tables." (O'Connor & Robertson, MacTutor History of Mathematics).<br/><br/> Boulliau (1605-94), settled in Paris in 1633, just as the Galilean storm broke. Although a Catholic, he joined his friend Gassendi in support of Galileo and Boulliau soon found himself squarly in the Copernican camp. "In 1645 Boulliau published his most significant scientific work, a more accomplished heliocentric treatise entitled <i>Astronomia philolaica</i>. He had now become one of the very few astronomers to accept the ellipticity of orbits... (DSB). "He claimed that if a planetary moving force existed then it should vary inversely as the square of the distance (Kepler had claimed the first power): <br/><br/> <i>'As for the power by which the Sun seizes or holds the planets, and which, being corporeal, functions in the manner of hands, it is emitted in straight lines throughout the whole extent of the world, and like the species of the Sun, it turns with the body of the Sun; now, seeing that it is corporeal, it becomes weaker and attenuated at a greater distance or interval, and the ratio of its decrease in strength is the same as in the case of light, namely, the duplicate proportion, but inversely, of the distances that is, 1/d<sup>2</sup>.</i><br/><br/> ... There is one aspect of Boulliau's philosophy which is well worth commenting on - namely the fact that he believed in simple explanations and moreover he wanted many different observed properties to result from a single cause. He did not achieve his aim, that would be achieved by Newton, but at least he set the scene for such developments." (O'Connor & Robertson). <br/><br/> Sotheran's I:500 ("This important work according to Newton first mentions the sun's attraction, which decreases in inverse proportion to its distance"); Favaro, Bibliografia Galileiana #205.. Folio (364 x 233 mm), contemporary full calf, raised bands and richly gilt spine (hinges, capitals, and corners with almost invisible leather restoration), pp [1-2] 3-22 [26:part titles]; 469 [1:blank]; 232 [tables], title with some light creasing, old inscriptinon to title, a fine and clean copy. Very rare

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