History of Science Collection

Libra astronomica ac philosophica, qva Galilaei Galilaei opiniones de cometis a Mario Gvidvcio in Florentina Academia expositæ
atque in lucem nuper editæ, examinantur a Lothario Sarsio [pseud.] Sigensano., First ed. of Cinti, D. Bibliotheca Galileiana, p. 139., Title page within typograpic border., Title vignette., Initials, tail piece., Side notes., Errata: p. 72., Cinti, no. 64., Carli and Favaro, 81.
Libro de abacho ...
[Piero Borgi da Venetia], The title is followed by a poem, the first line of which reads: Chi de arte matematice ha piacere., Leaf 2 recto begins: Qui comēza la nobel opera de arithmeticha nelaqual se tracta tutte cose a merchantia pertinente facta [et] compilata per Miser [sic] Piero Borgi da Venetia., Reprint of Venice ed. of 1509., Author statement from leaf 2 recto; imprint from colophon on leaf [100] verso., Signatures: A-M⁸ N⁴., Initials., Error in foliation: no. 91-94 repeated., Manuscript notations on leaf 1 recto and leaf [100] verso., DeGolyer Collection bookplate.
Lvcae Gavrici Geophonensis Svper diebvs decretoriis (qvos etiam criticos vocitant) axiomata, siue aphorismi grandes vtiq[ue] sententiæ breui oratione compræhensæ. Envcleavit item pleraqve Hippocratis, & Galeni theoremata ... Isagogicvs astrologiae ...
Place of publication and publisher from colophon. Colophon is dated 1546., Initials., Pages 48-49 repeated in numbering., "Hyppocratis libellvs De somniis aegrotantivm": p. 114 [i.e. 116]-120 [i.e. 122]., "De diebvs decretoriis (qvem Petro Aponensi attribvvnt) per Lvcam Gauricum castigatus, & Latinitate donatus ...": p. 129 [i.e. 131]-136 [i.e. 138]., The latter treatise appears to be a version of the Prognostica de decubitu. Pietro d'Abano translated this text, which has recently been attributed to Imbrasius, of Ephesus., Bookstamps on p. 136: "Ministero di Grazia e Giustizia Biblioteca", "Biblioteca Vittrio Emanuele Duplicato 9. ott. 83 ..."
Mars and its canals
by Percival Lowell.
Martis circa axem proprium reuolubilis obseruationes Bononiae
Discusses the dark areas of Mars, Mars' rotation and markings., a Io. Dominico Cassino habitae., Cover title., Issued as three separate reports, but forming one bibliographic unit., The second report has a caption title: De alijs Romanis obseruationibus macularum Martis., The third report has caption title: De periodo quotidianæ reuolutionis Martis., Initials., In slipcase.
Martis circa axem proprium reuolubilis obseruationes Bononiae
Discusses the dark areas of Mars, Mars' rotation and markings., a Io. Dominico Cassino habitae., Cover title., Issued as three separate reports, but forming one bibliographic unit., The second report has a caption title: De alijs Romanis obseruationibus macularum Martis., The third report has caption title: De periodo quotidianæ reuolutionis Martis., Initials., In slipcase.
Mathematical collections and translations.
t. 1, pt. 1. Galileus Galileus, his Systeme of the world -- II. Galileus, his epistle to the Grand Dutchesse mother concerning the authority of Holy Scripture in philosophical controversies -- III. Johannes Keplerus, his reconcilings of Scripture texts, &c. -- IV. Didacus à Stunica, his reconcilings of Scripture texts, &c. -- V. P.A. Foscarinus, his epistle to Father Fantonus, reconciling the authority of Scripture, and judgments of divines alledged against this system -- t. 1, pt. 2. D. Benedictus Castellus, his Discourse of the mensuration of running waters -- II. His Geometrical demonstrations of the measure of running waters -- III. His letters and considerations touching the draining of fenns, diversions of rivers, &c. -- IV. D. Corsinus, his relation of the state of the inundations, &c. in the territories of Bologna, and Ferrara -- t. 2, pt. 1. Galileus, his Mathematical discourses and demonstrations, touching two new sciences, pertaining to the mechanicks and local motions, with an appendix of the centre of gravity of some solids -- II Galileus, his Mechanicks, with some additionall pieces -- III. Rhenatus des Cartes, his Mechanicks, translated from the French manuscript -- IV. Archimedes, his tract De insidentibus humido, or Of the natation of bodies, with the notes and demonstrations of Nicholaus Tartalea and Federicus Commandinus -- V. Galileus, his Discourse of natation -- VI. Nicolaus Tartalea, his inventions for diving under water, raising of ships sunk, &c., T. 2, pt. 2, although advertised, was never published., Portrait of Salusbury inserted in t. 2., Treatises have separate title pages., On t.p. of t. 1, pt. 2 the words "The second tome. The second part" should read "The first tome. The second part.", The work was published in two volumes, 1661-1665. It is rarely found complete, as most of the copies of t. 2 were destroyed in the great fire of London., Flyleaf inscription: E Lib: Tho. Wo[...], Coll Jes: Alum: Cant: 1707 Sept: 7., Includes bibliographical references and index.
Mathematical discourses concerning two new sciences relating to mechanicks and local motion, in four dialogues ...
I. Of the resistance of solids against fraction -- II. Of the cause of their coherence -- III. Of local motion, viz. equable, and naturally accelerate -- IV. Of violent motion, or of projects., by Galileo Galilei ... ; with an appendix concerning the center of gravity of solid bodies ; done into English from the Italian, by Tho. Weston ... and now publish'd by John Weston ..., Includes errata., Pages numbered 361-368 omitted., Title in red and black., Translation of Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche intorno a due nuoue scienze attenenti alla mecanica i movimenti locali., Signatures: A⁴ b² B-3P⁴ 3Q⁵., Head- and tail-pieces., Includes index.
Memoir and correspondence of Caroline Herschel
by Mrs. John Herschel ; with portraits., Publisher's advertisements: p. [1]-32 (5th group)., Book plate: Fanny Hersee., Includes bibliographical references and index.
Meteorological observations and essays.
By John Dalton., With this are bound his Experiments and observations to determine whether the quantity of rain and dew is equal to the quantity of water carried off by the rivers and raised by evaporation ... Manchester [1799]. And Experiments and observations on the heat and cold produced by the mechanical condensation and rarefaction of air. 1800.