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Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642)--Lusvergh, Giacomo (1636-1689)
DI GALILEO GALILEI IL COMPASSO GEOMETRICO ADULTO. ROME: DOMENICO ANTONIO ERCOLE, 1698
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642)--Lusvergh, Giacomo (1636-1689)
DI GALILEO GALILEI IL COMPASSO GEOMETRICO ADULTO. ROME: DOMENICO ANTONIO ERCOLE, 1698
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642)--Lusvergh, Giacomo (1636-1689)
DI GALILEO GALILEI IL COMPASSO GEOMETRICO ADULTO. ROME: DOMENICO ANTONIO ERCOLE, 1698
12mo (141 x 73mm.), woodcut initials and tailpieces, folding engraved plate of the compass, 6 further folding plates at end, contemporary vellum, modern morocco lettering-pieces, slightly stained at foot, small repaired tear to compass plate
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Provenance

bought from Libreria Antiquaria C.E. Rappaport, Rome, 1991

Literature

Tomash & Williams L145; Carli & Favaro 393; Cinti 165; Riccardi ii, 60

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of Lusvergh's manual on the use of the sector, which is mostly reprinted from Galileo's own text. Giacomo Lusvergh was an instrument-maker from Modena; his engraving of Galileo's sector has his name at the head, as do the sectors made by him which survive in various science museums, with varying dates.

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