Bologna, Dozza, 1656. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #1909111
Volume One of the first collected edition of the works of Galileo, published one year after his death. This was the edition in which Newton read Galileo. Included here are not only most of the seminal pieces written and published during Galileo's life, including the Starry Messenger of 1610, the first work of modern observational astronomy, but significant material by Galileo such as unpublished letters and experiments appearing here for the first time. Also includes the La Bilancetta, his first scientific work, written in 1586. The two banned works, the Dialogues and Letter to Christina, are not included. There was also a volume two, not included here. In very good condition, with vellum spine.