Item #5082 Dialogo. dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi...
With a hitherto unknown manuscript version of Galileo’s Letter to Christina



Dialogo. dove ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi...


Florence: Landini, 1632.

First edition; all of the errata found on the errata leaf have been meticulously corrected in the text by the owner, who in assembling the volume discarded the errata leaf and added the additional texts as detailed below. The frontispiece is an excellent early impression with rich black tones, printed on thick paper as were all the.....

Price: $300,000.00
Item #5650 Opera per doctissimum Philosophum Ioannem Baptistam Memum patritium Venetum,...
HEAVILY ANNOTATED BY THE RENAISSANCE POLYMATH JOHN DEE - FROM ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LIBRARIES IN THE EARLY AMERICAN COLONIES - “ONE OF THE GREATEST SCIENTIFIC BOOKS OF ANTIQUITY”



Opera per doctissimum Philosophum Ioannem Baptistam Memum patritium Venetum, mathematicharumque artium in urbe Veneta lectorum...


[Colophon:] Venice: Bernardinus Bindonus, 1537.

First edition, an extraordinary copy of the greatest importance, signed and heavily annotated by the celebrated English polymath John Dee (1527-1608), and later acquired and signed by John Winthrop Jr. (1606-76), the first Governor of Connecticut, whose library was one of the most important in the early American colonies. The present volume, no. 74 in.....

Price: $650,000.00
Item #5658 On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of...
PRESENTATION COPY OF DARWIN’S GREATEST WORK



On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured...


London: John Murray, 1859.

First edition, presentation copy, of “the most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century” (Horblit), “the most important biological work ever written” (Freeman), and “a turning point, not only in the history of science, but in the history of ideas in general” (DSB). “Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic.....

Price: $950,000.00
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