Georgio Valla Placentino Interprete, first edition, contains numerous translated Greek scientific texts, including the first printing of the only extant work of the Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos (c.310-230 B.C.), De Magnitudinous et Distantilis Solis et Lunae. Aristarchus is considered to be the first man to have proposed a heliocentric theory, eighteen centuries before Copernicus. Other entries include Aristotle's Magna Ethica and Ars Poetica, Rhazes De Pestilentia, and several medical treatises by Galen, bound in embossed brown leather, with protective slip case, 12 1/2" x 8 3/4". Provenance: From the Collection of Dr. Fin Sparre, Wilmington, DE.Competitive in-house shipping is available for this lot.
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