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GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642). Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquisita e giusta si ponderano le cose contenute nella libra astronomica e filosofica di Lotario Sarsi Sigensano. Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1623. 4° (215 x 158mm). Engraved title-page, portrait of Galileo, woodcut initials and headpiece, engraved diagrams in text. Without 4 leaves of preliminary verses present in some issues. (Minor marginal repairs in first four leaves, occasional spotting and browning, repairs to some leaves.) Early vellum, title to spine and bottom edges in early manuscript (minor worming to upper panel, spine lightly soiled). Provenance: Luca degli Albizzi (ownership inscription to title-page, copious notes and corrections in brown ink throughout).
GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642). Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquisita e giusta si ponderano le cose contenute nella libra astronomica e filosofica di Lotario Sarsi Sigensano. Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1623. 4° (215 x 158mm). Engraved title-page, portrait of Galileo, woodcut initials and headpiece, engraved diagrams in text. Without 4 leaves of preliminary verses present in some issues. (Minor marginal repairs in first four leaves, occasional spotting and browning, repairs to some leaves.) Early vellum, title to spine and bottom edges in early manuscript (minor worming to upper panel, spine lightly soiled). Provenance: Luca degli Albizzi (ownership inscription to title-page, copious notes and corrections in brown ink throughout).

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GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642). Il saggiatore nel quale con bilancia esquisita e giusta si ponderano le cose contenute nella libra astronomica e filosofica di Lotario Sarsi Sigensano. Rome: Giacomo Mascardi, 1623. 4° (215 x 158mm). Engraved title-page, portrait of Galileo, woodcut initials and headpiece, engraved diagrams in text. Without 4 leaves of preliminary verses present in some issues. (Minor marginal repairs in first four leaves, occasional spotting and browning, repairs to some leaves.) Early vellum, title to spine and bottom edges in early manuscript (minor worming to upper panel, spine lightly soiled). Provenance: Luca degli Albizzi (ownership inscription to title-page, copious notes and corrections in brown ink throughout).

FIRST EDITION, third issue; with manuscript corrections following the long list of errata found bound into the fourth issue. The preliminary verses are absent (as often). Carli-Favaro 21 (95); Cinti 153 (73); Norman I, 309 (857); Riccardi I,511.
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Please note that the portrait of Galileo is missing from this copy.

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