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A DISCOURSE ON PLANETARY MOTION WITH 14 VOLVELLES COMPLETE WITH ALL THEIR 36 MOVABLE PARTS


BASSANTIN, James. . Astronomique discours, par Jaques Bassantin Escossois. . Lyon, Par Jan de Tournes, 1557.

Very rare complete first edition of the Scotsman James Bassantin’s (c. 1500-68) copiously illustrated, large-format compendium on calculating planetary positions.
$188,000


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CAMPANELLA’S DEFENCE OF GALILEO,
WRITTEN FOR THE TRIAL OF 1616


CAMPANELLA, Tomasso. Apologia pro Galileo, Mathematico Fiorentino. Ubi disquiritur, utrum ratio philosopahndi, quam Galileus celebrat, faveat sacris scripturis, an adversetur. . Frankfurt, Erasmus Kempffer for Godfried Tampach, 1622.

Scarce first edition of this important polemic: Campanella’s contribution to the defence of Galileo, written in 1616 during the latter’s first brush with the authorities but only published in 1622.
$15,000


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THE CASSINI LUNAR MAP
COMPLETE WITH THE LADY OF THE MOON
(if you can find her)


CASSINI, Jean-Dominique / JANINET, Jean-François. Réduction de la grande Carte de la Lune de J. Dom. Cassini. [Paris], [J.-D. Cassini], [1788].

Very rare first and only edition of this separately issued ‘petite’ lunar map published in 1788 by Jean-Dominique Cassini (1748-1845) updating with explanatory text for a more general audience the groundbreaking 1679 map of his famous great-grandfather, Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712).
$8,500


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CORONELLI’S COUNTER-PROOF CELESTIAL GLOBE GORES


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Complete set of counterproof plates of globe gores and calottes for a 3.5-foot diameter celestial globe]. Venice, Coronelli, 1698.

Exceedingly rare complete set of the counter-proof version of the engraved gores for Coronelli’s 3.5-foot celestial globe. This issue is before the addition of the engraved captions and figures. It was intended to show the heavens as they would appear to an observer on earth, as opposed to the conventional celestial globe that represents the stars as seen on an imaginary sphere from the outside. This copy is in exceptional original condition: a set of untrimmed sheets in their original binding, exactly as they would be received by a globe maker.
$125,000


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GALGEMAYR’S PROPORTIONAL COMPASS


GALGEMAYR, G.. Organon logikon, Kurtzer grundtlicher...Underricht, Zuberaitung und gebrauch, Des Circkels Schregmess und Linial in wahrer proportion. Augsburg, Weh, 1655.

Rare edition and a fine copy of Galgemayr's very influential text describing the construction & use of two instruments, a proportional compass and a lineal compass for the measurement of volumes and surfaces.
$9,500


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