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An Impressive Set of the Works of Gassendi

Pierre GASSENDI  (1592-1655). Opera omnia: in sex tomos divisa, edited by Henri-Louis Habert de Montmor [ca. 1600-1670]. Lyon: Laurent Anisson and Jean Baptiste Devenet, 1658.     $20,000 6 volumes bound in 3 heavy folio volumes, 36 cm. Volume One: Books 1... Continue Reading →

Important Books in Early Astronomy Two Sacroboscos 1500 & 1518 And Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice”

At the turn of the century from 1480 to 1531 more than half a dozen different commintaries on Sacrobosco’s Sphera were printed yet among them all this one is arguably the most influential and important one, compiled by Francesco Capuano,... Continue Reading →

Where do some Ideas come from?

One the things that I know is that books begat books, it in a interconnected way reading is a constantly alerting current of remembering, discovering and creating. ". To reach, not the point where one no longer says I, but... Continue Reading →

Where do some Ideas come from?

One the things that I know is that books begat books, it in a interconnected way reading is a constantly alerting current of remembering, discovering and creating. ". To reach, not the point where one no longer says I, but... Continue Reading →

The Solar Eclipses of 1654

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 12, 1654. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the... Continue Reading →

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