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Galilei Galileo and Baldessare Capra
Usus Et Fabrica Circini Cuiusdam Proportionis, WITH Difesa di Galileo Galilei. Contro alle calunie & imposture di Baldessar Capra,
Bologna, heirs of Dozza. Second edition 1655 (first 1607). This second edition consolidates two works with a single pagination. Woodcut decorations to titles, woodcut initials, head-pieces and diagrams, light marginal dampstaining affecting lower margin only of last 20 leaves, contemporary vellum, tidily rebacked. Endpapers and pastedowns reusing manuscript documents on paper (dated Florence, 1743), preserved in custom drop-back box, [Tomash & Williams C23 & G6], 4to.Provenance Erwin Tomash's own copy with sticker to pastedown Note this work is a fragment extracted from the first volume of the 1655-1656 Dozza edition of Galileo's works consisting of Capra's work on the use and construction of proportional compasses and Galileo's resulting attack on Capra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Finecopy ABA [Westbury, WILTS, United Kingdom]
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