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2 June 2008
GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642). Considerazioni al Tasso. Rome: Pagliarini, 1793. 4° (294 x 224mm). Woodcut device on title (wormtrack at head of title and next leaf, worming to lower margins of early leaves with resultant tear to one leaf crudely repaired on verso). A wide-margined copy in contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, uncut (rubbed). FIRST EDITION of Galileo's posthumously published polemical attack on Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata. Carli and Favaro 615; Cinti 180; Riccardi I, 524.24.
GALILEI, G. Considerazioni al Tasso. Venice: Sebastian Valle, 1793. 12° (189 x 101mm). Uncut in original half vellum and marbled boards, leather label on spine. Provenance: a bishop or a cardinal (stamp on title). First pocket edition, printed in Venice. Carli and Favaro 616; Cinti 181; Riccardi I, 524.25. (2)
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