PACIOLI, Luca [Lucas de Burgo S. Sepulchri].
Su[m]ma de arithmetica geometria proportioni et proportionalità.
[Colophon:] Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, 10-20 November 1494.
First edition, first issue (see below), very rare, this is a remarkable copy in entirely original condition and with a distinguished provenance, having been in the famous Giustiniani family from publication to the present day. The Summa is a work of enormous importance on several levels. It is the first mathematical encyclopaedia.....
PTOLEMY. Johannes REGIOMONTANUS (Johannes MÜLLER) [and Georg PEURBACH].
Epytoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei.
Venice: Johannes Hamman, 31 August 1496.
First edition, and a beautiful, large and fresh copy in an outstanding contemporary Italian binding preserved in its original state, of this epochal work by the leading astronomer of the fifteenth century. “The importance of this book lies in the fact that it enshrines, within the editor’s commentary, the first appearance in print, in.....
De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentarius.
Bologna: Press of the Academy of Sciences, 1791.
First edition, incredibly rare offprint, one of 12 copies issued, of this epoch-making work, one of the most important in the history of electricity. Galvani’s paper was published in one of the ‘Opuscula’ of the journal De Bononiensi scientiarum et artium instituto atque academia (vol. 7, pp. 363-418); this offprint probably precedes.....