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Galileo Galilei: Systema cosmicum, 1664 & Rohault: Tractatus physicus, 1674
1663. For sale is here: Book with two early editions of important works in the history of physics. The book contains: 1) Galileo Galilei: Systema cosmicum, in quo quatuor dialogis, de duobus maximis mundi systematibus, Ptolemaico & Copernicano utrisuque rationibus philosophicis ac naturalibus indefinite propositis, disseritur. Ex Italica lingua Latine conversum. London: Thomas Dicas. Published in 1663. [10], 704, [12] pages. This copy lacks the engraved frontispiece, flyleaf with damages. Pages slightly browned and partly foxed, but overall a fine copy. This is the third edition of the Latin version of "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" by Galilei. It was first published in 1632 in Italian. Then a Latin translation was done by Matthias Bernegger, a friend of Johann Kepler who added two appendixes: "Perioche ex introductione in Martem" (p. 650-658) and "Epistola circa Pythagoricorum & Copernici opinionem de mobilitate terrae et stabilitate solis" (p. 659-704). This Latin version was first published in 1635, a second edition in 1641 and the third one in 1663. The content of the book - that the heliocentric Copernican system has better arguments to be true than the Ptolemaic system - brought Galilei to the Inqusition and as a result he was set under house arrest for the rest of his life. 2) Jacques Rohault: Tractatus physicus. Gallice emissus et recens latinitate donatus per Th. Bonetum. Geneva: Johannes Hermann Widerhold. Published in 1674. [23], 762, [44]. In the same fine condition like the Galilei. This is the first edition of the Latin version. Jacques Roha … [Click Below for Full Description]
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