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Notizie degli Aggrandimenti delle Scienze Fisiche accaduti in Toscana nel Corso di Anni LX. Del Secolo XVII
First edition. "A rare work, of great value on the history of physics in Italy, and indispensable to the historian of physics. It contains reprints of a number of original papers and letters by Galileo and other men of science. Of special value are the illustrations of old physical instruments contained in the work.".... Riccardi, who describes this work as "eruditissima raccolta" devotes seven columns to a detailed account of the contents of these volumes. Vol I is devoted to the physical sciences, the second to mathematics, and the third to the natural and medical sciences.
Targioni-Tozzetti (1712-1823), was the most active Italian naturalist of the 18th century after Spallanzani. He was one of the first to cultivate the history of science and the present work is his most notable contribution to this new dicipline.
Jan. 1, 1780 through Dec. 31, 1780
MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Book; QUANTITY: 3 vols. in 4
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