London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
GRAZIA, Vincenzo di. Considerazioni ... sopra'l discorso di Galileo Galilei intorno alle cose che stanno su l'acqua, e che in quella si muouono. Florence: Zanobi Pignoni, 1613. 4° (199 x 148mm). Engraved grand-ducal arms on title (title a little soiled, some spots). Modern wrappers.
FIRST EDITION of one of several attacks on Galileo by prominent academicians as a result of the publication in 1612 of his Discorso. Carli and Favaro 56; Cinti 42; Riccardi I, 621.
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