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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 28

    MORIN, Jean Baptiste (1583-1656). Famosi et antiqui problematis de telluris motu, vel quiete hactenus optata solutio. Paris: apud authorem, 1631. A few woodcut diagrams. [Bound with:] Responsio pro telluris quiete. Ad Iacobi Lansbergii ... apologiam pro telluris motu. Ibid., 1634. 2 works in one volume, 4° (218 x 163mm). (Rather browned and spotted throughout). Contemporary vellum.

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    MORIN, Jean Baptiste (1583-1656). Famosi et antiqui problematis de telluris motu, vel quiete hactenus optata solutio. Paris: apud authorem, 1631. A few woodcut diagrams. [Bound with:] Responsio pro telluris quiete. Ad Iacobi Lansbergii ... apologiam pro telluris motu. Ibid., 1634. 2 works in one volume, 4° (218 x 163mm). (Rather browned and spotted throughout). Contemporary vellum.

    FIRST EDITION of these two works 'proving' the immobility of the earth by Jean Baptiste Morin, polemicist and professor of mathematics at the Collège Royal.


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