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Galilei, Galileo.
SIDEREUS, NUNCIUS MAGNA, LONGEQUE ADMIRABILIA SPECTACULA PANDENS... [FRANKFURT: IN PALTHENIANO], 1610, WOODCUT PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE, 7 WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, LACKING 2 WOODCUT PLATES, IMPRINT CROPPED, TEXT ON A6V AND B3V-B4V CROPPED AT FOOT, SIGNATURE ON C4 CROPPED, THREE WOODCUT DIAGRAMS SHAVED
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,200 GBP
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Galilei, Galileo.
SIDEREUS, NUNCIUS MAGNA, LONGEQUE ADMIRABILIA SPECTACULA PANDENS... [FRANKFURT: IN PALTHENIANO], 1610, WOODCUT PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE, 7 WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, LACKING 2 WOODCUT PLATES, IMPRINT CROPPED, TEXT ON A6V AND B3V-B4V CROPPED AT FOOT, SIGNATURE ON C4 CROPPED, THREE WOODCUT DIAGRAMS SHAVED
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,200 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Galilei, Galileo.
SIDEREUS, NUNCIUS MAGNA, LONGEQUE ADMIRABILIA SPECTACULA PANDENS... [FRANKFURT: IN PALTHENIANO], 1610, WOODCUT PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE, 7 WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, LACKING 2 WOODCUT PLATES, IMPRINT CROPPED, TEXT ON A6V AND B3V-B4V CROPPED AT FOOT, SIGNATURE ON C4 CROPPED, THREE WOODCUT DIAGRAMS SHAVED

Lucian of Samosata. Dialogi selectiores [translated by Joannes Sambucus]. Strassburg: Paul and Philip Cephalaeus, 1554, woodcut printer's device on final verso, parallel text in Greek and Latin

2 works in one volume, 8vo (156 x 95mm.), seventeenth-century vellum, light damp-staining, lower hinge broken (a third item seems to have been removed from the binding)


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Literature

Cinti 28; VD17 23:274355P; Zinner 4271; BMC German XVIIc. G38

Catalogue Note

Rare second edition of Galileo's Sidereus nuncius, describing the application of the telescope for observing stars and planets, with which he observed the mountainous surface of the moon and many stars too distant for the human eye to perceive.

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