De humani corporis fabrica, lib. VII. Andreas VESALIUS
THE FINEST EXTANT COPY OF THE 1552 VESALIUS



De humani corporis fabrica, lib. VII.


Lyons: Jean de Tournes, 1552.

Second edition of the Fabrica, the Norman-Freilich copy in a superb fanfare binding for Pietro Duodo. “The work of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels constitutes one of the greatest treasures of Western civilization and culture. His masterpiece, the Humani Corporis Fabrica … established with startling suddenness the beginning of modern observational science and research. [The] author.....

Price: $385,000.00
Somnium, seu opus posthumum de astronomia lunari. Divulgatum a Ludovico Kepplero filio. Sagan and...
EXTRAORDINARY SAMMELBAND OF SIX RARE WORKS BY KEPLER - INCLUDING SOMNIUM, HIS ‘VOYAGE TO THE MOON’



Somnium, seu opus posthumum de astronomia lunari. Divulgatum a Ludovico Kepplero filio. Sagan and Frankfurt...


1614-1639.

An extraordinary sammelband, with a remarkable provenance, containing six rare works by Kepler, including the first edition of Somnium, Kepler’s imaginary voyage to the moon, in which he utilizes the motions of the planets as they would be seen from the moon to argue for the Copernican system, and gives a remarkable description of the appearance of the earth.....

Price: $250,000.00
Instauratio magna [Novum Organum]. Sir Francis BACON
LARGE PAPER COPY OF BACON’S NEW FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE



Instauratio magna [Novum Organum].


London: Joannem Billium, 1620.

First edition, second issue, extremely rare large paper copy, printed on paper with the large crown watermark. Bacon’s aim was to lay an entirely new foundation for science, “neither leaping to unproved general principles in the manner of the ancient philosophers nor heaping up unrelated facts in the manner of the empirics” (DSB). He proposed a......

Price: $85,000.00
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