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Ms. Codex 369 - Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 - Lettera a Madama Cristina di Lorena, Granduchessa di Toscana
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Author:
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Title:
Lettera a Madama Cristina di Lorena, Granduchessa di Toscana [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy, after 1615]
Physical description:
58 leaves : paper, ill. ; 218 x 157 (158 x 109) mm. bound to 222 x 162 mm.
Summary:
Letter to Maria Cristina, consort of Ferdinand I, de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in defense of the Copernican system. Cf. his Opera, v. 5 (Florence, 1895), pp. 307-348. This may perhaps be one of a number of manuscript copies, not in Galileo's hand, which were circulated among scholars.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from Zacour-Hirsch Catalogue, no overall title in manuscript.
Foliation: Paper, i (modern paper) + 59 + i (modern paper); [1-59]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Catchwords on each page, lower right corner.
Layout: Written in 18 lines.
Script: Written in cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: Engraved portrait of Galilei (Piroli sc.) inserted as frontispiece.
Binding: Half vellum.
Origin: Written in Italy after 1615 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Incipit: Alla serenissima madama la Gran Duchessa...
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 369
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Codex 369
 
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