Tabulae Rudolphinae, quibus astronomicae scientiae, temporum longinquitate collapsae Resauratio...



Tabulae Rudolphinae, quibus astronomicae scientiae, temporum longinquitate collapsae Resauratio continetur a Phœnice illo Astronomorum Tychone...


Ulm: Jonas Saur, 1627.

First edition of this great scientific classic, “the chief vehicle for the recognition of his astronomical accomplishments” (DSB), with the magnificent and very rare world map (see below). “The tables are extraordinarily important, for they document in a unique way Kepler’s great contributions to astronomy” (Gingerich). This was Kepler’s last lifetime publication and his crowning achievement.....

Price: $150,000.00
A Relation between Distance and Radial Velocity among Extra-Galactic Nebulae. Edwin HUBBLE



A Relation between Distance and Radial Velocity among Extra-Galactic Nebulae.


[Washington, D.C.]: Carnegie Institution, 1929.

First edition, a copy of the very rare offprint with outstanding provenance, of Hubble’s landmark paper, which “made as great a change in man’s conception of the universe as the Copernican revolution 400 years before” (DSB). This paper “is generally regarded as marking the discovery of the expansion of the universe” (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers).....

Price: $60,000.00
Saggi di natvrali esperienze fatte nell'Accademia del Cimento sotto la protezione del Serenissimo...



Saggi di natvrali esperienze fatte nell'Accademia del Cimento sotto la protezione del Serenissimo principe Leopoldo...


Florence: Giuseppe Cocchini, 1666 (dedication dated 14 July, 1667).

First edition, first issue, a magnificent copy bound in contemporary Italian red morocco gilt, probably for presentation, of the only publication of the Accademia del Cimento, the first organisation founded for the sole purpose of making scientific experiments (the more common second issue has the title page reset and dated 1667)...

Price: $35,000.00
Telescopium: sive Ars perficiendi novum illud Galilaei visorium instrumentum ad sydera in tres...



Telescopium: sive Ars perficiendi novum illud Galilaei visorium instrumentum ad sydera in tres partes divisa.


Frankfurt: Paul Jacobi for Luca Jennis, 1618.

First edition, extremely rare, of “the first book about the telescope, its invention and use” (Zinner). Written by the Milanese scholar Girolamo Sirtori in 1612, only four years after the telescope was invented, it contained a complete set of instructions and diagrams for building a refracting telescope, and gave in the second part...

Price: $55,000.00
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI: in quibus stellarum et fixarum et erraticarum...



De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI: in quibus stellarum et fixarum et erraticarum motus, ex...


Basel: Heinrich Petri, 1566.

Second edition of the most important scientific publication of the sixteenth century and a “landmark in human thought” (PMM). De revolutionibus was the first work to propose a comprehensive heliocentric theory of the cosmos, according to which the sun stood still and the earth revolved around it. It thereby inaugurated one of the greatest ever paradigm...

Price: $265,000.00
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