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TORRICELLI, Evangelista (1608-1647). Opera geometrica. Florence:
Amadoro Massa and Lorenzo de Landis, 1644. 3 parts in one, 4° (216 x 157mm). General half-title, part 1 title-page with imprint, section titles to parts 2-3, dedication to Grand Duke Ferdinand II de' Medici, part 3 separately signed and paginated and with separate dedication to Prince Leopold de' Medici, imprimatur leaf at end, numerous small woodcut diagrams, one full-page engraving, letterpress tables. (Occasional light spotting and browning.) Contemporary vellum (lightly crinkled and soiled). Provenance: early ink mathematical notation to covers.

FIRST EDITION OF THE ONLY WORK PUBLISHED DURING TORRICELLI'S LIFETIME. In the first half of the present work, he elucidated and diffused the difficult geometry of Cavalieri, thereby gaining himself widespread recognition throughout Europe. Carli-Favaro 43 (204); Cinti 226 (114); Honeyman VII 2991; Norman II 760 (2086); PMM 145; Riccardi II 542. 145; Riccardi II 542.

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