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Authors
GALILEI, Galileo
Publisher
Batista Landini
Date of publication
1632
Identifying characteristics
Frontispiece in the fourth state (of four), as usual, with artist's signature present. With pasted cancel slip correcting the shoulder note on page 92 and manuscript addition of letter H to diagram on page 192, both as usual. With errata leaf Ff6; without final blank leaf only (Kk4), often not present. Quires Bb3 and Bb4 misnumbered as Bb2 and Bb3, respectively. Horblit 18c. Dibner 8. PMM 128. Norman 858. Bookplate.Paper repair to verso of dedication page; dedication and 'Al discreto lettore' leaves remargined at top. Marginal paper repairs to leaves I6, O6, O7, Ee3, Ff6. Morocco spine label partially perished with some loss to lettering; only light soiling to vellum. A fine copy of a landmark work.
Date of theft report
Circumstances of theft
Stolen from shipping with American Airlines cargo
Recovered
no
Anonymity
no