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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 204

    GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642). Galileo a Madama Cristina di Lorena (1615). Padua: Salmin, 1896 [Colophon May 1897]. Miniature book (page size 19 x 13mm). Disbound and mounted in a frame. The wrappers cut to 'actual' size, as two other signatures, the rest of the signatures on the original sheets with substantial margins, the portrait cut down. The most famous miniature scientific book. Bondy pp. 95-96.

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    GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642). Galileo a Madama Cristina di Lorena (1615). Padua: Salmin, 1896 [Colophon May 1897]. Miniature book (page size 19 x 13mm). Disbound and mounted in a frame. The wrappers cut to 'actual' size, as two other signatures, the rest of the signatures on the original sheets with substantial margins, the portrait cut down. The most famous miniature scientific book. Bondy pp. 95-96.

    GALILEI. Il Saggiatore. Florence; G. Barbèra, 1884. 16° (110 x 66mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait. Original wrappers. Pocket edition. (2)


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