by Galileo Galilei
Adopted for Conservation by
Gail Enfiajian
in Honor of the Enfiajian Family Grandchildren
on October 15, 2011

Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo matematico sopraordinario dello studio di Pisa. E filosofo, e matematico primario del serenissimo gr. duca di Toscana. Doue ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo tolemaico, e copernicano;

By Galileo Galilei. In Fiorenza: Per Gio: Batista Landini, MDCXXXII. [1632].

Galileo's Dialogo is one of the most famous books of the history of science. Presented in the form of scientific dialogue, this book contrasts the contradictory worldviews of Ptolemy and Copernicus, arguing for the latter, the heliocentric theory. For this Galileo was tried and imprisoned, and the book was suppressed. It was placed on the Index, the list of prohibited books, by the Catholic Church where it remained until 1822.

Condition and Treatment: 

This book has been rebound in a coated-paper case over pasteboards with a hollow-back spine. The sewing structure is loose. The text must be removed from the case, the spine lining reinforced, then the text must be securely reattached to the case binding.

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Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future