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199
Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642)
DE PROPORTIONUM INSTRUMENTO A SE INVENTO, QUOD MERITO COMPENDIUM DIXERIS UNIVERSAE GEOMETRIAE [TRANSLATED BY MATTHIAS BERNEGGER]. STRASSBURG: CAROLUS KIEFFER FOR JOANNES CAROLUS, 1612, WOODCUT VIGNETTE ON TITLE-PAGE, WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, SMALL RUST HOLE IN I3, BROWNING TOWARDS END
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Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642)
DE PROPORTIONUM INSTRUMENTO A SE INVENTO, QUOD MERITO COMPENDIUM DIXERIS UNIVERSAE GEOMETRIAE [TRANSLATED BY MATTHIAS BERNEGGER]. STRASSBURG: CAROLUS KIEFFER FOR JOANNES CAROLUS, 1612, WOODCUT VIGNETTE ON TITLE-PAGE, WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, SMALL RUST HOLE IN I3, BROWNING TOWARDS END
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Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642)
DE PROPORTIONUM INSTRUMENTO A SE INVENTO, QUOD MERITO COMPENDIUM DIXERIS UNIVERSAE GEOMETRIAE [TRANSLATED BY MATTHIAS BERNEGGER]. STRASSBURG: CAROLUS KIEFFER FOR JOANNES CAROLUS, 1612, WOODCUT VIGNETTE ON TITLE-PAGE, WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, SMALL RUST HOLE IN I3, BROWNING TOWARDS END
MÜLLER, Jacob (1594-1637). Praxis Geometrica Universalis, das ist: Wie man alle Lineen und Figuren in corporibus Physicis ausmessen soll... Giessen: Kaspar Chemlin, 1621, woodcut diagram on title-page, woodcut initial and headpiece, 2 engraved plates, occasional light browning

2 works in one volume, 4to (205 x 148mm.), old vellum, modern printed paper label on spine


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Provenance

bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 2002

Literature

Galileo: Tomash & Williams G16; Carli & Favaro 46; Riccardi i, 506; USTC 2120267; VD17 23:277041Y; not in Cinti. Müller: T&W M144; Dünnhaupt p.493 no. 6.1; USTC 2070959; VD17 12:194901N (recording 2 copies)

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of Bernegger’s Latin translation of Galileo’s Le Operazioni del compasso geometrico (Padua, 1606), to which are appended Bernegger’s extensive notes on the construction and use of the instrument (pp.55-104). "These additional notes provided tables of the linear distance from the hinge to the various marks on the sector lines—something that Galileo never published in order to prevent others from making the instrument" (Tomash & Williams). Bernegger also supplies a large folding engraving of the compasso (Galileo's publication had been unillustrated, to forestall copying of the instrument).

Müller was a professor of mathematics at Giessen. This work is a version of his Compendium geometricum in tres libros digestos (Giessen, 1619).

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