London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
GALILEI, Galileo (1564-1642). Dialogo. Padua: G. Manfrè, 1744. 4° (236 x 171mm). Woodcut printers' device, illustrations, diagrams, decorations (title soiled, damaged and repaired, some waterstaining). Modern vellum backed marbled boards. This is volume IV of the Works of 1744 with a new title. Carli and Favaro 479; Cinti 178.
GALILEI. Galileo. Opere. Milan: Nicolò Bettoni, 1832. 2 volumes, 8° (243 x 148mm). (Foxing throughout). Later 19th-century half vellum. leather spine labels. Provenance: Biblioteca Gerosolimitana (bookplates, stamps and markings). Volumes XX and XXI of the Biblioteca Enciclopedica Italiana. Carli and Favaro 728; Riccardi I, 527(27).
[FRISI, Paolo] (1728-1784). Elogio del Galileo. Milan: G. Galeazzi, 1778. 8° (209 x 140mm). Woodcut title device (light worming in title, browning, stitching loose or broken). Old wrappers, uncut (wormed, frayed, spine recently restored). Carli and Favaro 566; Riccardi I, 489.38. (4)
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