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An edition of Sidereus nuncius (1610)

Sidereus nuncius

magna, longeque admirabilia spectacula pandens, suspiciendaq́ue proponens vnicuique, praesertim verò philosophis, atq́[ue] astronomis, quae à Galileo Galileo ... perspicilli nuper à se reperti beneficio sunt obseruata in lunae facie, fixis innumeris, lacteo circulo, stellis nebulosis, apprime verò in quatuor planetis circa Iouis stellam disparibus interuallis, atque periodis, celeritate mirabili circumuolutis; quos, nemini in hanc vsque diem cognitos, nouissimè author depraehendit primus; atque Medicea sidera nuncupandos decreuit

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This edition was published in by Apud Thomam Baglionum in Venetiis.

Written in Latin

28 pages

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Sidereus nuncius

magna, longeque admirabilia spectacula pandens, suspiciendaq́ue proponens vnicuique, praesertim verò philosophis, atq́[ue] astronomis, quae à Galileo Galileo ... perspicilli nuper à se reperti beneficio sunt obseruata in lunae facie, fixis innumeris, lacteo circulo, stellis nebulosis, apprime verò in quatuor planetis circa Iouis stellam disparibus interuallis, atque periodis, celeritate mirabili circumuolutis; quos, nemini in hanc vsque diem cognitos, nouissimè author depraehendit primus; atque Medicea sidera nuncupandos decreuit

This edition was published in by Apud Thomam Baglionum in Venetiis.


Edition Notes

Another edition (pirated) was issued in the same year in Frankfurt, Germany, "in Paltheniano".

Leaves printed on both sides.

Publisher's device on t.p., with motto: Vera hinc religio.

Head-pieces; initials.

Two unnumbered leaves, presenting a diagram of the Pleiades constellation, are inserted between leaf 16 and leaf 17.

There are 5 copper-engravings showing the lunar surface and phases (1 on leaf 8 recto; 1on leaf 9 verso; 1 on leaf 10 recto; and 2 on leaf 10 verso); three woodcut text diagrams (on leaf 7 recto; leaf 12 verso; and leaf 13 verso); and three woodcut star maps (on leaf [16a] verso; on leaf [16b] recto; and on leaf [16b] verso).

Signatures: A-C⁴ D⁶ E-G⁴.

Dibner Library. Heralds of science (1980 ed.), 7

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SCDIRB copy 39088015628597 is imperfect: the diagram of the stars in the Pleiades constellation (leaf [16a] verso) has been closely trimmed, cutting off at least one of the stars. The title leaf has been repaired at the bottom, not affecting the text.

SCDIRB copy has a printed cancel slip, correcting "Cosmica" to "Medicea", pasted in the heading on leaf B1 recto.

SCDIRB copy has bookplates: 1. Ex libris Herbert McLean Evans; 2. Burndy Library ..., gift of Bern Dibner.

SCDIRB copy has a contemporary full vellum binding over thin paper boards; title inked on spine (appears to have been added much later); housed in a modern linen-covered box with printed brown paper spine label.

Other Titles
Siderevs nvncivs, Observat. sidereae recens habitae

The Physical Object

Pagination
16, [2], 17-28 leaves :
Number of pages
28

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25303169M
Internet Archive
sidereusnunciusm00gali
OCLC/WorldCat
3029898

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