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GALILEI, Galileo . Opere ... Bologna, HH. del Dozza, 1655-56.

First collected edition of Galileo’s works, appearing only a year after his death and of great interest for his 17th-century reception: this was the edition in which Newton and later eminent scientists read their Galileo.
$25,000


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TELLING TIME IN THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE
UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT
FROM S. FRANCISCO DE MARBELLA
WITH FINE FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS
AND A POEM BY LOPE DE VEGA


[HOROLOGY] / [SPANISH] GUTIERREZ, Bartolome. Reloxes. En este trat(ad)o si ponen cosas de Horologiographia. Quiere deçir cosas de la discripçion y fabrica y uso de algunos reloxes solares orizontales y verticales. Marbella, 1610.

Unpublished, illustrated Spanish manuscript on the construction and use of sundials written at the Convento de San Francisco in Marbella in 1610. This handbook on Reloxes, apparently the work of a certain cleric Bartolome Gutierrez, who signed two sections at the rear of the volume (ff. 234 & 236), represents a more practical approach to gnomonics than is usually encountered in this period.
$8,500


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KEPLER, Johannes. Außzug auß der Uralten MESSEKUNST ARCHIMEDIS und deroselben newlich in Latein außgangener Ergentzung betreffend Rechnung der Cörperlichen Figuren holen Gefessen und Weinfässer Oesterreischischen... Linz, Hans Blancken, 1616.

First German edition, a significantly revised and reordered version of the Latin Nova Stereometria published the year before, a title “generally regarded as one of the significant works in the prehistory of the calculus.” – Gingerich in DSB VII.300
$18,000


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With A Brilliant Mannerist Title


LENCKER, Hans. Perspectiva hierinnen auffs k beschrieben mit exempeln er'et... Nuremberg, Dietrich Gerlass, 1571.

Very rare first edition of this illustrated perspective compendium, in the Nuremberg tradition of Kunstbuchleinen.
$14,500


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FIRST PRACTICAL TREATISE ON NAVIGATION
WITH A MAP OF THE NEW WORLD


MEDINA, Pedro de. Arte de navegar, en que se contienen todas las reglas, declaraciones, secretos, y avisos, q(ue) a la buena navegacio(n) son necessarios… . Valladolid, Francisco Fernandez de Cordova, 1 Oct. 1545.

A fresh, un-pressed example of the first edition of Pedro de Medina’s (1493-1567) renowned and very rare Arte de Navegar (1545), an early instructional manual for those voyaging to the New World and a work considered to be the first treatise to give reliable information on the navigation of American waters. The volume is finely illustrated with woodcut maps and diagrams. The full-page map of the ‘Nuevo Mundo’ shows the Atlantic coast of North America including Florida and the lands around the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Central America, and north coast of South America, and the west coast of Europe and Africa.
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