De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium: Copernicus on the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
The Easton Press, Norwalk, 1999. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Blank publisher's bookplate laid in, a few tiny imperfections to spine. 1999 Full-Leather. viii, 326 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.
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