Galilei, Galileo. Dialogo di Galileo Galilei, Dove nei congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico, e Corpernicano;... In questa impressione migliorato ed accresciuto sopra l'esemplare dell'autore stesso, 1744
Subjects: Astronomy – Early works to 1800
Galileo’s Dialogo is a scientific and philosophical affirmation of the Copernican heliocentric theory over the earth-centered Ptolemaic theory of the solar system. Written in a literary style, Galileo deliberately chose to write this work in vernacular Italian rather than scholarly Latin in order to reach a mass audience. The topic made Galileo a threat to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. It was this book that brought Galileo before the Inquisition in 1633, where he was forced to recant his views. He was put under permanent house arrest. Dialogo was placed on the Index of the prohibited book where it remained until 1835.
astronomy, Rare Book Collection
The Rockefeller University, "Galilei, Galileo" (1744). Rare Books. 85.