206
206
Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642) and Baldessare Capra (1580-1626)
USUS ET FABRICA CIRCINI CUIUSDAM PROPORTIONIS, PER QUEM OMNIA FERE TUM EUCLIDIS, TUM MATHEMATICORUM OMNIUM PROBLEMATA FACILI NEGOTIO RESOLVUNTUR. OPERA, ET STUDIO BALTHASARIS CAPRAE (DIFESA DI GALILEO GALILEI... CONTRO ALLE CALUNIE & IMPOSTURE DI BALDESSAR CAPRA...). BOLOGNA: HEIRS OF DOZZA, 1655
Estimate
1,5002,000
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206
Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642) and Baldessare Capra (1580-1626)
USUS ET FABRICA CIRCINI CUIUSDAM PROPORTIONIS, PER QUEM OMNIA FERE TUM EUCLIDIS, TUM MATHEMATICORUM OMNIUM PROBLEMATA FACILI NEGOTIO RESOLVUNTUR. OPERA, ET STUDIO BALTHASARIS CAPRAE (DIFESA DI GALILEO GALILEI... CONTRO ALLE CALUNIE & IMPOSTURE DI BALDESSAR CAPRA...). BOLOGNA: HEIRS OF DOZZA, 1655
Estimate
1,5002,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642) and Baldessare Capra (1580-1626)
USUS ET FABRICA CIRCINI CUIUSDAM PROPORTIONIS, PER QUEM OMNIA FERE TUM EUCLIDIS, TUM MATHEMATICORUM OMNIUM PROBLEMATA FACILI NEGOTIO RESOLVUNTUR. OPERA, ET STUDIO BALTHASARIS CAPRAE (DIFESA DI GALILEO GALILEI... CONTRO ALLE CALUNIE & IMPOSTURE DI BALDESSAR CAPRA...). BOLOGNA: HEIRS OF DOZZA, 1655
4to (232 x 170mm.), woodcut fleur-de-lys on first title-page, woodcut device on second title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut diagrams, old vellum, new spine, endleaves and pastedowns reusing manuscript documents on paper (dated Florence, 1743), modern cloth folding box, occasional light foxing, slight damp-staining at foot of last few quires
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Provenance

bought from Luigi Gonnelli & figli, Florence, 1986

Literature

Tomash & Williams C23 & G6; cf. Carli & Favaro 251, Cinti 132, Riccardi i, 518 (complete Opere)

Catalogue Note

A fragment extracted from the first volume of the 1655-1656 Dozza edition of Galileo's works (see lot 208), consisting of Capra's work on the use and construction of proportional compasses (+4 A-K4; for the first edition see lot 101) and Galileo's resulting attack on Capra (L-V4; for the first edition see lot 198).

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