Galiliei, Galileo: 1564-1642. Difesa di Galileo Galilei, noble Fiorentino ... contro alle Calunie & imposture di Baldessar Capra, Milanese.... Bologna: H.H. del Dozza, 1655.
TOGETHER WITH: Capra, Baltazar. Usus et fabrica circini cuiusdam proportionis, per quem omnia sere tum Euclidis, tum mathematicorum omnium problemata facili negotio resolunntur. Bologna: H.H. Dozza, 1655. Two related works. Quarto, (206 x 150 mm). pp. 2,160. Woodcut diagrams in the text. Second work. Quarto, (206 x 152 mm). pp. 8, 80. Woodcut diagrams in the text.
The two works are bound in two volumes in a matching recent pale calf with gilt lettered red leather spine labels. Both works have tight clean bindings, bright spine titles. The texts are clean with a few light browning marks. Over all in very good condition.
This is the second edition of these two related tracts. They were originally printed to appear in the same volume. Capra's "Usus et fabrica circini..". was a Latin translation of Galileo's first book on the use of his compass wherein Capra accuses Galileo of plagiarizing his work. Galileo quickly followed this with his "Difesa" in the same year, attacking Capra, accusing him of plagiarizing a manual Galileo had published in 1606 and thus vindicating himself as the true creator of the particular compass. This led to the seizure and destruction of all accessible copies of Capra’s book.