Opere di Galileo Galilei Nobile Fiorentino Accademico Linceo: Gia Lettore della Mattematiche Nelle Universita di Pisa, e di Padova, dipoi Sopraordinario Nello Studio di Pisa: Primario Filosofo, e Mattematico: Del Serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana: Nuova Edizione: Coll' aggiunta di varj Trattatie Dell' istelsso Autore non piu dati alle Stampe
Florence: G.G. Tartini & Santi Franchi, 1718.
Second collected edition of the works of Galileo containing nearly 500 pages of writings, not included in the first collected edition in two volumes from 1656-55, and previously unpublished. In the third volume of the present edition appears here for the first time Galileo’s remarkable treatise on probability Sopra la scoperte dei dadi (see Hald and David), his notes on the Sidereus Nuncius (the treatise on sunspots) and a large of important letters to and from supporters and antagonists alike.
The present edition reprints such epoch-making titles as the Sidereus Nuncius, the treatise on the proportional compass – generally considered the forerunner of the modern calculator -, and Galileo’s greatest achievement in physics, the Discorsi e Demonstrazioni Mathematichi but does not contain the Dialogo
Hald, A History of Probability and Statistics and their Applications before 1750, p. 41. An English translation by E.H. Thorne of Galileo's treatise Sopra la scoperte dei dadi (On a discovery concerning dice) is appended to David's Games, Gods and Gambling.
Cinti 170; Carli & Favaro 431; Riccardi I, 520; Honeyman 1419.
3 vols. 4to: 248 x 177 mm. Bound in three uniform contemporary calf bindings with rich spine gilding, some professional leather restoration to capitals of spine, otherwise fine and unrepaired. Finely engraved portrait of Galileo, general title in red & black with engraved vignette, cxii 628 ;  722 ;  484 , and 1 engraved folding plate of the engraved the proportional compass. Fine and clean throughout. Scarce in such good condition.