2 works in one volume, 4to (201 x 155mm.), contemporary vellum, later endleaves, a few edges uncut, folding cloth box
The translator, Matthias Bernegger (1582-1640), professor of history at Strassburg and an amateur astronomer, had previously translated into Latin Galileo’s treatise on the proportional compass, adding his own extensive notes on the instrument (Strassburg: Karl Kieffer, 1612; lot 199). A reissue of that work is here bound-in after the Systema Cosmicum; it is substantially the sheets of the 1612 first edition, with only the initial quire (title and dedication) reprinted by David Hautt.
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