Galileo Antichrist; A Biography

By: White, Michael

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London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2007. 620 g.; XVI, 288 pages, last four pages blank intentionally, list of illustrations, introduction by author, two appendices, references, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with 19 reproductions of contemporary illustrations (both colour and black-and-white) from Galileo's life and time. Red coloured cloth boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A hint of rubbing to the book corners. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a black-and-white illustration of Galileo superimposed over some of his writing, with black and ochre coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The biography of Galileo who was one of the first giants of the Scientific Revolution. He died a broken man in 1641 a victim of the Holy Roman Inquisition. Most people believe that he was put to the Inquisition for his adherence to Copernicanism but the author believes that "... he stumbled on ideas of a much more dangerous nature -- so dangerous that they threatened to shake the very foundations of Catholicism at the time when the Church was that most vulnerable." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Digital image available upon request to help assess condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Photographic. 8vo - up to 9 ¾" tall - Octavo. Biography -- Science.

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