Lettere Scientifiche ed Erudite.

In Venezia: A’ Spese della Compagnia, .1734

4to, pp. xxiv, 294, (1). Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in gilt. Small stain in corner of lower board, but a fine copy.

Second edition. Magalotti was one of the first ten members of the Accademia del Cimento, and its secretary. The letters in this collection are on a variety of subjects, including light, snow, comets, Galileo, wine, and the circulation of the blood. Magalotti has the distinction of “having written the best scientific prose in Italian after that of Galileo” (DSB).


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