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“The Most Important Book on Mechanics Published in the Sixteenth Century” – Drake

MONTE, Guido Ubaldo, Marchese del. Mechanicorum Liber. Pesaro, H. Concordia, 1577.

Rare first edition of the author’s first work, generally regarded as the most important treatise on mechanics since Archimedes and a critical influence on Galileo.

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The Inventor of the Barometer

TORRICELLI, Evangelista/BONAVENTURI, Tommasso, ed. Lezioni Accademiche. Florence, Jacopo Guiducci & Santo Franchi, 1715.

First edition of 12 collected lectures composed for the Academia della Crusca, posthumously published; “an important summary of Torricelli’s theories,” including reprints of his important letters on the barometer.

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